Scarring: A sign of beauty

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Most of us do not like wrinkles as this is a normal sign of aging.  But here is a tribe in Central Equatoria in South Sudan, the Mundari tribe, known for the scars etched deep in the forehead. Each tribe in South Sudan has its different designs to mark their identity. But for Mundari tribesmen, markings on the forehead signify not just identity but also beauty. Without the scars, they are considered as a child yet to mature or ugly to the eyes of many and so no chance to find a mate. Another interesting trivia from the field….

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10 thoughts on “Scarring: A sign of beauty

  1. Reblogged this on Avial Blog.

  2. How unique! Thank you for an interesting post as I am always fascinated by the cultural differences from place to place!

  3. I think this woman is beautiful, and it’s so interesting how different cultural values can be around the world. It just shows that there is no “right” or “wrong”. Here in the West, scarification and scars in general are viewed with distaste, but I think they can be beautiful.

  4. For some it is the tatoo and deformed earlobes, other’s scars culture is a strange and wonderful thing.

  5. Beautiful photo! Scars are signs of beauty, endurance, survival, strength …

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  7. Glad you can bring to life, Susan, what so many of us cannot see!

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