23 May 2.5.Tanzania-EngarukaVillage-Portrait of a Boy_4420
A beautiful Maasai boy, about 10 years old. They hold sticks for managing the cattle that they’ve been sent to herd all day. Instead of the traditional clothing, which is expensive, considering it is not mass-produced, they’ll often wear the T-shirts of their favourite football teams, or other sporting clothes. But they cannot wear red until they are older. RED is the most important colour for the Maasai people. It represents blood, and it is considered important for Maasai warriors to wear it as a way to protect themselves against wild animals. RED is considered a sacred colour.