a whirling rashid dancer - photographed by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. absolutely captivating

Women of the African Ark - Rashaida woman dancing, Eritrea. Photography by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

When your accessories carry more weight than your clothes. #ethnicdress

Samburu girl wearing a nubility necklace stack, late century. Photo by Angela Fisher Kenya, Africa. Samburu girl wearing a nubility necklace stack, late century. Photo by Angela Fisher

Africa | Wodaabe man participating in the Yaake dance, during the Gerewol Festival.  Niger | ©Angela Fisher  Carol Beckwith

Wodaabe man participating in the Yaake dance - Gerewol Festival - Niger - Angela Fisher Carol Beckwith

Africa | Rashaida girl wearing the Burga, Nubian Desert. | © Angela Fisher. | "From the age of 5 every Rashaida girls wears the burga, even at meal times, removing it only in the privacy of the family tent.  Girls frequently sew small gifts of silver thread, buttons and pendants onto their veils to enhance their exotic appearance.  The burga is usually restyled every 3 yrs, and by the time girls are eligible for marriage it will be impressively long and decorative."

Frontal fringe and side tonsures on a Rashaida girl of Soudan, originally from Yemen. Photographs by Angela Fisher.

Portrait of a Wodaabe woman in Niger, Africa. Her face combines both permanent tattoos and face painting elements. "African Body Painting, Tattoos and Scarification" by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, 2012

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. ~ Anaïs Nin

This is the newer and more correct version of my "The happy man" . The Happy Man II

Miao ethnic minority girl in traditional festive clothes Chinas Ethnic Minorities

A member of one of the many ethnic minority groups in China, the Miao people, dressed in her native festival garments. Photo by: Xijiang, Guizhou, China.

Woah! Are they sneaker boots. Awesomeness.  47 Stunning Photographs Of People From Around The World

A nomad with chronic eye problems wears goggles to ward off dust, Phala, Chang Tang, Tibet (Photo by Melvyn Goldstein/National Geographic/Getty Images)