by Farida Dawkins, at 04:02 am, March 02, 2018, Culture

What is that on your face? African tribal marks and their meanings

Man with Nuer/Gar Tribal markings…photo credit: Trip Down Memory Lane


The Gar marking is done by the Nuer people in South Sudan and southwestern Ethiopia.  Scars are usually unique within each tribe, nonetheless, the most common include the men having six parallel horizontal lines across the forehead with an on top of the nose indentation and the women usually adorn dotted patterns across their skin.

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