Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Volta inspiration


Woodabés nomads
Nomadic people in Africa, literally "the people of the ban," unrelated to the outside. Their whole life traveling the Woodabe according to the pasture to feed the cows with big horns. They only drink milk, never make war.They are for me the honor of humanity.
The Wodaabe (or Bororo) are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from southern Niger, through northern Nigeria, northeastern Cameroon, and the western region of the Central African Republic.
They are known for their beauty (both men and women), elaborate attire and rich cultural ceremonies.
The Wodaabe culture is one of the 186 cultures of the standard cross-cultural sample used by anthropologists to compare cultural traits.