Tuesday, September 23, 2014

the Fulani  beauties with amber and gold in their hair lay down their calebasses of fresh milk.


Blogger mary said...

Aren't they beautiful? A good reason to stay in Mali! Next time I come I think it might be for this spectacle.Is it real amber and if so where does it come from?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Susan Scheid said...

How magical all this is. I'm suspecting there is a particular significance in the amber, gold, and milk, yes?

3:54 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

Yes, indeed the Fulani girls are certainly stylish.. I wish it were real amber, but mostly it is not now, amber is forbiddingly expensive and almost every piece in the market is fake... And Susan, it is a poetic idea: the milk amber and gold,like the gifts of the magi...but I don't believe they are connected. Mary, for the REAL THING if you want to see this sort of spectacle, you must come here in November for the crossing of the cattle at Diafarabe... check it out in the blogsearch- I have lots of pictures on the blog! : much bigger and incredibly exciting,

4:31 PM  

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