Tribal Africa: Datoga Woman

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Ben Hogarth

This shot was taken on the shores of Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania. We were invited into the home of this woman to watch her sons, who were blacksmiths. The Datoga woman has a specific facial tattoo which is indicative of the tribal look. Some women cut themselves so the facial markings look more pronounced. The Datoga are close cousins of the Maasai, and wear the tell-tale shuka of the famous east African tribe.

Location: Lake Eyasi, Northern Tanzania


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