Masai warrior with spear, shield and lion headdress.

African tribe costume. Masai warrior. lion headdress. Traditional Kenya dress. Tanzania clothing

Masai warrior

Masai warrior in 1907 with spear, shield and lion headdress.

Masai are an East African ethnic group that is native to the plains in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The majority of the Masai living in southern Kenya. The people are mainly based in the Serengeti in Tanzania and in the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Raids on caravans up to the coast made the Masai during the 19th century, to a widely feared group. Vast tracts of land between the coast and the Kilimanjaro were practically depopulated after their raids. From this time of the expansion comes the still existing image of the “warlike” Masai.

Related:




South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior.
South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior. From the book: Manners, customs and costumes of all ... Read more
19th Century • Africa • Namibia • South Africa
Auguste Wahlen • Traditional South Africa Costume
Libya merchant and farmer in c. 1800
Libya merchant and farmer in c. 1800 From "Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations" by Frie... Read more
19th Century • Africa • Libya • Middle East
Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche • Traditional African dress • Traditional Libyan Costume
African Sara women from Chad with lip plate.
African Sara women from Chad with lip plate, c. 1910s. Related: // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogl... Read more
20th Century • Africa • Chad
Traditional African dress
Swahili Costume in 1900. Woman from the Mbaruks Tribe.
Swahili Costume in 1900. Woman from the Mbaruks Tribe, East Africa. Kisuaheli, Mozambique, Somal... Read more
10s • 20th Century • Africa • Hairstyle • Headdresses • Mozambique • Somalia
Traditional African dress • Traditional Mozambique Costume • Traditional Somalia Costume
The Cape of Good Hope.
The Cape of Good Hope and surrounding countries. 19th century. Content The beginning of modern h... Read more
1804 • 19th Century • Africa • Genre • South Africa
Traditional African dress • Traditional South Africa Costume
African tribe of Yetsang. Hairstyle.
Hairstyle of a girl from the African tribe of Yetsang (Southern Cameroons). Gallery: The dark c... Read more
20th Century • 30s • Africa • Cameroon • Hairstyle
Traditional African dress
Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast, Ghana.
Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast, Ghana 1930s. The British colony Gold Coast ("Gold Coast Co... Read more
20th Century • 30s • Africa • Ghana
Traditional African dress
South African medicine man costume.
South African medicine man costume. From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated... Read more
10s • 20th Century • Africa • Ecclesiastical • South Africa
Ecclesiastical Dress • Living Races of Mankind • Traditional African dress
Peoples from the African Jarawa tribe tatooing a woman.
Peoples from the African Jarawa tribe tatooing a woman, Nigeria 1930s. Gallery: The dark contine... Read more
20th Century • 30s • Africa
Traditional African dress