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Mary Maguet for Flair

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chiefsmokahontas:

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my-africa-is-beautiful:

Brides of Africa

How hard is it to specify that these brides are Nigerian, Tigrinya, sudani, Ghanian, from the Ivory coast, harari, Masai and afar

This is important. You can tell, not knowing anything about the cultures and/or countries, that they’re vastly different just based on these beautiful ladies’ clothing. Hard to find out more about a particular culture if it’s all lumped under one overly generalized word.

It’s not hard at all, but I make these post through my phone, I just do as quick as possible. I didn’t specify because they are all Africans regardless of their tribe or country of origin. I can tell you where each woman is from, but I did not…OH WELL. You want specifics? Go and research it.

then don’t fucking make posts like this if you can’t take two seconds to specify where they’re from. problem solved! if you’re on your phone and can upload pics, you can at least write a country. you are helping perpetuate the idea that its acceptable to homogenize an entire continent, which is a colonialistic and racist conception and exploiting our particular cultures to do so. keep my people’s zurias off your fucking page if you can’t do us the respect of giving our culture’s due, you goddamn parasite.

Yes exactly! I hate posts like these it wouldn’t take 30 seconds to write where these brides are from, if you can’t be bothered don’t make posts at all.

Are you guys fucking serious right now? Leave it up to tumblr ONCE AGAIN to bitch about something that isn’t even that bad. All of those tribes/people reside in AFRICA. Brides of Africa. Get the sticks out of your ass and quit complaining. 



Oh look Ghana is in Africa who knew?!

Are you African? No. So you’re opinion on how we should be represented and how we feel about being homogenised is irrelevant. You are also ugly as fuck. So crawl back to reddit and never come in my notifications again you fuck ugly slimeball.

You’re cute. Got any other immature insults to throw my way? :) 
I never said I was African. When you say “we” who are you referring to? Like which African tribe, or country that resides in Africa? It’s pretty obvious by their clothing they’re not all the same. But when it boils down to it all those countries resides in AFRICA. 

I may not be African, but I am Native American. So I at least have someone what of an Idea. We have tribes all over the world. We have several here in America. All with different traditions and meaning to our culture. No tribe is the same as the other and we’re defintely different than White people. And yet we’re all still referred to as Native Americans, or AMERICANS. Because guess where we live? America. The United States. Don’t see us bitching. 

Nobody cares about your background, it wasn’t an insult when I called you ugly it was me stating a fact. I couldn’t give a fuck about your opinion you’re not African, I don’t see any issue with asking people to not treat Africa like a country and allow our individual cultures to be represented respectfully. Now I told you to fuck off, you literally trawl through the internet looking for people’s posts to jump on and complain about and it is disgusting. Get a fucking life! Grow the fuck up and realise that your opinion has absolutely no relevance. Ugly fucking twat.

July 30, 2014 / 61 notes

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Sea Changes & Mermaids by artist Karin Miller

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BLACK IN ASIA

Thailand

The Mani people are the original homo sapiens that travelled from Africa and settled in Thailand. They are the original negaritos who moved with other Africans like Andamanese of India, Aetas of Philippines,Semangs of Malaysia  to their present  residence in Thailand. They were there before the other ethnic groups came to form the Thai kingdom. Anthropological studies has revealed that the Thai Mani and Malaysian Semang were the first modern humans to enter the Malay peninsula. They remarked that "the original people of the Malay Peninsular that about 4,500 years ago the Proto-Malays moved south from the Yunnan province area of China into Southeast Asia where they met the Negritos who, for a long time, may have been the only modern humans to live in this area" 

The name Mani is of Mon-Khmer origin and means “human being,” and they speak Tonga language. The Mani or “forest people” as other Thai people call them lives in  the jungles of southern Thailand, in the Banthad Mountain Chain and around the Malaysian border in the provinces of Trang, Phatthalung and Satun.  They are facing extinction and currently their total population is about 300. The Banthad Mountain chain became a base area for communist insurgents during the 1970s and thus a battle ground between communist guerillas and Thai government forces. Especially during the years of 1975-1977, the insurgents were battered in ground and air attacks. The Mani suffered terribly during this war with government forces frequently mistaking the smoke of Mani camp fires for insurgent activity. Those living in Trang and Phatthalung provinces had to move to the sanctuary of Thoungwan district in Satun province.

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The Philippines

 The Aetas  are the aborigines of the Philippines who were called negritos by the Spaniards at the time of their reign in the Philippines because of their darker skin color. It is the tribe inhabiting the eastern parts of Luzon and called in different names: Agta, Ita, Ati, or Aeta. About 20,000 of them are spread throughout the country. Their majority can be seen in Pampanga and Zambales while others inhabit the coastal fringes of Northern Luzon, and the mountains of Negros, Samar, Panay and Leyte. As a result of their nomadic life, they live in houses built out of grass and tree branches to easily vacate upon scarcity of surrounding food.

Aeta according to anthropologists and archeologists, are descendants of the earliest settlers of the Philippines. They were predicted to migrate in the country through land bridges that connects the country to Asian mainland 30,000 years ago. It may have occurred when the Malay Peninsula was still connected with Sumatra and other Sunda Islands. Their boundless journey around the Malay Peninsula that spread as far as The Philippines resulted to their widespread existence in the country

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Malaysia

 The Semang are a Negrito ethnic group of the Malay Peninsula. Lowland Semang tribes are also known as Sakai, although this term is considered to be derogatory by the Semang people. They are the indigenous peoples of this area.They have been recorded to have lived in Malaysia since before the 200s Common Era (CE). They are ethnologically described as nomadic hunter-gatherers.

The Semang live in autonomous local bands consisting of an elder male (usually the leader of the group), his wife, their sons, and the sons’ wives and children. Their religious beliefs are complex and include numerous deities. Shaman-priests practice magic, foresee the future, and cure illness.

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Semang (Jahai) ethnic group woman of Malaysia

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afrikani:

Vases from the ceramic studio of Clementina van der Walt, Cape Town, South Africa. www.clementina.co.za

afrikani:

Vases from the ceramic studio of Clementina van der Walt, Cape Town, South Africa. www.clementina.co.za

afrikani:

South African knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo uses traditional Xhosa beadwork as his source of inspiration.

afrikani:

South African knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo uses traditional Xhosa beadwork as his source of inspiration.

afrikani:

Laduma Ngxokolo, South African knitwear designer.

afrikani:

Laduma Ngxokolo, South African knitwear designer.

afrikani:

Sidai Designs - high-end beaded jewellery based on traditional beading techniques infused with modern aesthetics. Providing sustainable income to Maasai women of Northern Tanzania and preserving beading traditions.

afrikani:

Sidai Designs - high-end beaded jewellery based on traditional beading techniques infused with modern aesthetics. Providing sustainable income to Maasai women of Northern Tanzania and preserving beading traditions.

afrikani:

Sidai Designs - high-end beaded jewellery based on traditional beading techniques infused with modern aesthetics. Providing sustainable income to Maasai women of Northern Tanzania and preserving a beautiful beading tradition.

afrikani:

Sidai Designs - high-end beaded jewellery based on traditional beading techniques infused with modern aesthetics. Providing sustainable income to Maasai women of Northern Tanzania and preserving a beautiful beading tradition.

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