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Mundari Culture

Portrait of Mundari men at the sunrise in the cattle camp. Mundari use the ash created by the fires to rub on themselves and their cattle, creating a protection against mosquitoes. Mundari people also squat under streams of cow urine, which they see as a natural antiseptic to fight infection to largely keep themselves clean. The act also tinges their hair orange.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Copyright: © Roberto Pazzi