Saturday, July 22, 2006



The Masai are an indigenous African tribe of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania, in the vast open spaces of the Great Rift Valley.

"MASAI MEN - Very tall and in red!"

"HOUSES - Low doors, small places... Rounded and oblong in shape, the homes are built in a large circle that serves to protect an inner kraal, where the cattle bed down for the night. The entire perimeter of the village is fenced with sharp, thorny branches that protect both the Masai and their cattle from hyenas, leopards, and lions"

"HOUSE BUILDING - Masai homes are traditionally built by the women. They are constructed of natural fibre together with grass and then covered with cow dung - the Masai believe that all the cattle on the earth belong to them. It stank!"

"MASAI WOMEN - Running the village"

"KIDS - All different, All equal!"

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