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Africa | Tuareg man; the higher the social standing of a Tuareg the more concerned he will be to conceal his face on meeting strangers. He will make certain that he does not reveal the tip of his nose, and will often hitch the 'tegalmoust' so high that only his eyes may be seen. | ©Angela Fisher; from her publication "Africa Adorned".

Tuareg man with veil - a sign of male maturity and status. Christine Brown: Textiles for the Head: Utility, Identity, Authority

Africa | 'Absorbed in preening', a young man with his hairline shaved to dramatize his forehead applies power to lighten his skin for the Yaake dance, when the women judge men on charm and beauty | Page 498, National Geographic October 1983, 'Niger's Wodaabe:"People of the Taboo"; article and photos by Carol Beckwith.

Africa 'Absorbed in preening', a young man with his hairline shaved to dramatize his forehead applies power to lighten his skin for the Yaake dance, when the women judge men on charm and beauty Page National Geographic October 'Niger's Woda

Africa | Watusi man wears sneakers but dresses his hair in old-fashioned way. Near Nyiragongo, Belgian Congo.  1950s. | ©W Robert Moore

Watusi man wears sneakers but dresses his hair in old-fashioned way, 1952 Photographer:W. Robert Moore Location:Democratic Republic of the Congo Credit:© W.

Africa | "The Nabu of Kau" | © "Leni Riefenstahl in Africa", published 2002 to mark her 100th birthday

Africa "The Nabu of Kau" © "Leni Riefenstahl in Africa", published 2002 to mark her birthday