Not a day goes by I don’t think about how incredible it was to volunteer in Zanzibar. I’d give anything to go back. #maasai#tanzania
SHUKA is a traditional fabric of the Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania. It bears a history as rich as its colours. While red is the most common colour, blue and purple variants are increasingly popular.
Adornment is a human universal. Here a young #Maasai woman shows off her beaded jewelry, a collar designed to bounce during dancing. About 1.6 million Maasai live in #Tanzania and #Kenya. They are perhaps the best known #African tribe because they tend to build their bomas (groups of huts made from cow dung) in the vicinity of the countries’ national parks. Indeed, those parks account for Tanzania’s largest export revenues, some $1.8 billion last year. Tanzania’s second largest export (at about $1.4 billion) just happens to be gold, headed for places like Cartier in #Paris and #SouthCoastPlaza. Our current President understands the importance of neither international trade and nor national parks. Too bad!
I don’t think it’s everyday the Maasai kids have a heavily tattooed white girl visit who doesn’t mind being molested by them! I allowed personal space to be violated to a high degree and their hands were all over my skin and hair, I laughed so much this day #maasai#masaimara#kenya#nopersonalspace#maasaikids