Friday, November 27, 2009

Tribal PLuSH

The women of ancient tribes are often the most powerful nurturers and important spirtual healers. Source
This particular image {above} is of the tribal women from the Amazon River Basin in South America. "These women often bath and swim in order to cool off from the extreme heat of the tropical rainforest. In addition, the meticulous personal hygiene of tribal women and girls helps them maintain their health in a harsh environment. The use of gourds as water containers indicate that these indigenous women are still living traditionally and not contaminated by the influence of western goods and culture. Tribal women are not modest or ashamed of their bodies as many westerners routinely cover up. At one time, virtually all the tribal women of the entire Amazon River Basin wore no clothes." Source.

So now that we've provided you with some history of tribal women perhaps one can appreciate the following images from D Mode magazine's contemporary interpretation of tribal women. The use of crazy colour schemes is not only truly reminiscent of quality styling, but can sometimes be difficult to execute. The colourful tongues add a nice finishing touch. Kudos!

Photography: Herring & Herring
Stylist: Laurean Ossorio

PLuSH must pay homage to native tradition.

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