Tattooed Croation female hands. Part of a secret Catholic cult that developed while Bosnia was occupied by Ottoman Empire. The cult members identified each other by tattooing their hands and arms using a compound ink that was made up, in part, of human breast milk.
Traditional Croatian Tattoo - originally used as a protection for children and to help them remeber where they came from if they were captured during the Turkish occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1463/1878)
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African symbols known as adinkra are ubiquitous in Ghana, a beautiful West African country on the Atlantic, situated between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. On cloth and walls, in pottery and logos, these Asante tribe symbols can be found everywhere.
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