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 Bétamarribé tribal marks…stock photo


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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