Culture March 02, 2018 at 04:02 am

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

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins March 02, 2018 at 04:02 am

March 02, 2018 at 04:02 am | Culture

Man with Bétamarribé tribal marks…stock photo

Bétamarribé

Usually performed on girls from Benin, these tribal marks consist of a grid pattern on the face. It is said the marking is to suggest plant growth; which is a metaphor for child-bearing and the well-being of one’s household.

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