AFRICA, HER BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE
Africa | 'Dinka Woman with Baby, South Sudan'. Dinka women remove their clothing before entering the river, revealing their beaded jewelery. Their belts and bracelets have been worn since puberty, while the necklaces were given by their husbands at the time of marriage. | © Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher.
The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing, pray, run, and dance, often for hours without stopping. Here, a girl from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona is blessed with pollen, symbolizing fertility.