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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Beauty of Our Elders: Timeless African Beauty

Beautiful African woman in day to day life throughout Africa, redefining the traditional face of timeless African aged beauty.




Somali Mature Beauty photo by Trocaire

Somali Mature Beauty
Are there objective standards of beauty? Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder. The definition of beauty is one of the most enduring and provocative subjects around the world. Humans are hardwired to respond to beauty, the type of beauty that defies time and also embraces

Somali Mature Beauty photo by Trocaire
Barabaig Woman Mang'ati, Datooga Tanzania by Pius Mahimbi
Barabaig Woman Mang'ati, Datooga
Tanzania Traditional Aged Beauty

Traditional concepts of beauty are being shattered with aims to empower elderly women to redefine the traditional perception of beauty in the push toward a new inclusive vision of beautiful. True aged beauty is taking pride in your own mind, body and soul, accepting and loving the skin you were born into.







“The best bed one can sleep on is peace"
- Somali proverb

Berber Woman Beauty by Joan Sorolla
Berber Traditional Elderly Beauty
 
"Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success."
- African Proverb

 

 
Mount Kenya Woman Beauty by CIAT
Mount Kenya Woman Traditional Mature Beauty 
Zanzibar Beauty by David Dennis Photos
Zanzibar Woman Traditional Venerable Beauty

"Old age is not a disease, but a richness." 
- Burundi Proverb


Tesemay Tribe, Ethiopia Beauty by Rod Waddington
Tesemay Tribe, Ethiopia Traditional Esteemed Beauty 
Maasai Traditional Beauty by William Warby
Maasai Traditional Revered Beauty 



















"Who listens to the voice of the elderly is like a strong tree; who turns a deaf ear is like a twig in the wind."
- Tanzanian Proverb

Southern African Traditional Beauty
Southern African Traditional Prized Beauty 
Vakaga, Central African Republic Traditional Cherished Beauty by hdptcar
Vakaga, Central African Republic
Traditional Cherished Beauty 
“When an elder dies, a library is burnt down to the ground” 
- African Proverb

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