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Fulani hairstyles.

Burkina Faso

(circa 1930s-1940s)

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Fulani of Cameroon.

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Fulani of Cameroon.

A woman with four-lobed gold earrings known as “kwottenai” in Mopti, Mali. 1970.

Among the finest gold ornaments of the Sahel are the Peul (Fulani, Fulbe) earrings worn in the Mopti, Jenne and Macina regions of Mali. Twisted gold earrings are hammered into a four-lobed shape, often embellished with engraved designs.

Taken by Eliot Elisofon

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AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

"Tchoodi" facial tattoos are a tradition of Fulani women performed throughout Mali and other parts of West Africa, usually for beautification and as a coming-of-age rite for teenage girls.

Watch a three-minute clip of a Tchoodi tattoo application (warning: not for the faint-hearted).

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

"Before, we never made our music to commercialize it, we only made it for ourselves."

Members of Nigerien band Entran Finatawa discuss being exposed to music outside of their traditional settings through artists such as Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Ali Farka Touree, and how the musical styles of these three artists led to them forming a band and developing their own sound.

Although the band initially started out with two Tuareg women vocalists, after getting married a year and a half into the band’s existence, the two women were no longer permitted to make music as Tuareg culture does not permit married women to do so. With the original 12-member band then reduced to 10 - six Peul (Fulani)-Wodaabe and six Tuareg individuals, the band was soon forced to split the group due to high traveling costs with six members continuing to tour and play music, and four remaining in Niger.

The remaining six members penned the music for the band’s sophomore album, consisting of a new sound with lyrical content that highlights the issues facing their communities, such as drought and the rapid urban migration of ‘nomads’ to the city who’ve had to leave their pastoral lives behind, and the exploitation of labor that happens as a result of it.

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Marie Laure de Decker

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Nigerian Fulani woman, 1970s.

Fulani child in Niger.

From: Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Fulani woman in Niger.

From: Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Bineta Sow, 16 years old, was just married when this photograph was taken. Traditional Pulaar Jerri women braid beads into the hair of the bride, they are worn for up to a month after the week long wedding ceremony.

Location: Ndiawene Peulh, Tambacounda, Senegal

Photo and caption by Emma Bunkley

Peul girls with facial tattoos

Peul girls with facial tattoos

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Lurve Magazine #6 F/W 2012 featuring model Jasmine Tookes vs Portrait of a Fulani girl with facial tattoos from Benin

"Tchoodi" facial tattoos are a tradition of Fulani women performed throughout Mali and other parts of West Africa, usually for beautification and as a coming-of-age rite for teenage girls.

Watch a three-minute clip of a Tchoodi tattoo application (warning: not for the faint-hearted).


Peul/Fulani man in Mopti.
Mali © Jean-Louis Potier
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Peul/Fulani man in Mopti.

Mali © Jean-Louis Potier

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