Portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face and jewelry, Kenya

 

 

Peoples of Kenya

The Kikuyu

The Kikuyu came into Kenya during the Bantu migration and nowadays make up Kenya's most populous ethnic group (7.5 million).
Traditionally, the Kikuyu are farmers; their homelands in the foothills of Mount Kenya are some of the most intensively farmed areas of the country. Many of Kikuyu have also become involved in business and politics (the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, was actually a Kikuyu).

See other tribes of Kenya: El Molo, Maasai, Samburu, Turkana

Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Eyes of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Close up portrait of dark-painted Kikuyu tribesman, Kenya
 Eyes of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Nose and lips of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Detail of lips - dark-painted Kikuyu tribesman, Kenya
 Nose and lips of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Close up portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Close up portrait of Kikuyu dancer with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Close up portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman with painted face and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Close up portrait of Kikuyu tribesman, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman in traditional costume and headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu dancer in traditional costume of red blanket and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu dancer in traditional costume of red blanket and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu dancer in traditional costume of red blanket and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Traditional Kikuyu dancer with spear and headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu dancer in traditional costume of red blanket and headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Traditional Kikuyu dancer with spear and headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Kikuyu woman with little daughter in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Smiling Kikuyu woman with little daughter in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Proud Kikuyu woman with little daughter in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Kikuyu women working on a farm, Kenya
 Kikuyu women working on a farm, Kenya
 Kikuyu women working on a farm, Kenya
 Old Kikuyu woman working hard in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Hands and hammer, Kikuyu woman working hard in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Old Kikuyu woman breaking stones in a quarry, Kenya
 Smiling Kikuyu woman with little daughter in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Smiling Kikuyu woman with little daughter in a stone quarry, Kenya
 Close up portrait of traditional Kikuyu dancer with his face painted, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu dancer in traditional costume of red blanket and headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Close up portrait of traditional Kikuyu dancer with his face painted, Kenya
 Close up portrait of traditional Kikuyu dancer with his face painted, Kenya
 Kikuyu dancers wearing traditional costumes sitting under tree, Kenya
 Close up portrait of traditional Kikuyu dancer with his face painted, Kenya
 Traditional Kikuyu dancer with spear and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Close up portrait of traditional Kikuyu dancer wearing headdress made of Colobus Monkey skin, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu warrior, Kenya
 Painted foot of Kikuyu warrior, Kenya
 Painted foot of Kikuyu warrior, Kenya
 Painted legs of Kikuyu warrior, Kenya
 Close up portrait of Kikuyu dancer with traditionally painted face, Kenya
 Typical bead ornaments of Kikuyu tribes people, Kenya
 Two Kikuyu women dancers wearing traditional costumes, Kenya
 Kikuyu tribeswoman with traditionally painted face and bead decorations, Kenya
 Portrait of Kikuyu tribeswoman with painted face and headdress made of ostrich feathers, Kenya
 Smiling Kikuyu tribesman with spear, Kenya
 Close up portrait of dark-painted Kikuyu tribesman, Kenya
 Mouth in detail - dark-painted Kikuyu tribesman, Kenya
 Close up portrait of dark-painted Kikuyu dancer, Kenya

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