Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

Defining Beauty Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

Different races have different kind of culture and tradition. Filipinas wears Maria Clara dress while Japanese women believe their skin is the key to true beauty. For French women being beautiful is all about elegance. Defining beauty can be very distinct from the eye of a man, there is always something that attracts man depending on their lifestyles, cultures, or tradition. Some may find it unusual and some may find it exquisite. Here are some famous tribes that defines beauty at its best:

Karo tribe

Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition                      Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

Karo people are an ethnic group from Ethiopia and speak an Omotic language. Ethiopian Karo tribe follow a very strange rituals for beautification. This ritual involves cutting girls bodies to leave a scar that serve as a ceremony for puberty. Elders called it scarification, the main reason for the scars is to attract a male, This custom eventually help the Karo woman to find a husband. The scars also signify strength, courage and fertility. Once a girl receives the last of her scars she is allowed to marry and have children.

Kayan tribe

Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

The Kayan is a subgroup of the Red Karen people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma. Women of the Kayan tribe identify themselves for wearing neck rings. It is a brass coil that are placed around the neck. A full set of accessories weighs about 10kilos which made from three separate brass coils. Kayan women start to wear rings when they are around five years old. Over the years, the coil is replaced by a longer one and more turns are added. The weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. Rumors say that coils are meant to protect from tiger bites literally. It has also said that the coils give the women resemblance to a dragon, an important figure in Kayan folklore.

Mursi Tribe

Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

The Mursi or Mun are an ethnic group in the Ethiopian Empire that speaks Mursi language as a mother tongue. They have a custom of placing a wooden plate on their lower lip. Teenagers as young as 13 can choose to begin the process of stretching their lower lips. Mursi themselves say that the plates signify fertility and womanhood. Reports say that the plate’s size is a sign of social or economical importance in their tribes. Married women are expected to insert their plates when serving their husbands food and during important ritual events.

Mentawai tribe

Defining Beauty: Tribe, Culture, and Tradition

Mentawai also known as Mentawei and Mentawi. They are native people of the Indonesia. They go through a number of rituals such as teeth chiseling in order to maintain their balance with nature. Mentawai man believes that women will be more beautiful if they have their teeth chiseled into sharp, narrow points. In addition, it is also said to maintain the balance between body and soul. Locals say that teeth play a major role in communication and how they are perceived by does sharp teeth as by being beautiful.

A real beauty is one who is true to oneself no matter what tribe, nationality or race they belong. That’s what makes a woman beautiful and special.

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