Photo of the Day: Warrior’s Dance

By Jane Coaston | August 19, 2013

A Maasai tribesman wearing a traditional necklace in Tanzania. (Photo: Nigel Barker LLC. For EGPAF)

The Maasai tribe has lived along the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania for more than 200 years. Today, nearly 42,000 Maasai live in the region.

Necklaces – like the ones pictured here – are worn by both men and women as a symbol of age and social status. Beaded jewelry is an important part of Maasai culture and is commonly worn during traditional celebrations.

In Tanzania, EGPAF works with our affiliates to provide resources and HIV prevention services at more than 290 sites.

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