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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Beauty of Our Elders: Timeless African Beauty

Beautiful African woman and men 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. 


Timeless African Beauty


Humans are hardwired to respond to beauty, the type of beauty that defies time and also embraces


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. 



Timeless African Beauty


True aged beauty is taking pride in your own mind, body and soul, accepting and loving the skin you were born into.





Mount Kenya Woman Beauty by CIAT
Mount Kenya Woman Traditional Mature Beauty 
“The best bed one can sleep on is peace"

- Somali proverb



Zanzibar Beauty by David Dennis Photos
Zanzibar Woman Traditional Venerable Beauty
"Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success."
- African Proverb


Tesemay Tribe, Ethiopia Beauty by Rod Waddington
Tesemay Tribe, Ethiopia Traditional Esteemed Beauty 

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


Vakaga, Central African Republic Traditional Cherished Beauty by hdptcar
Vakaga, Central African Republic
Traditional Cherished 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


Timeless African Beauty


“When an elder dies, a library is burnt down to the ground” 
- African Proverb

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