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Dinka Man with Ash Covered Hair, South Sudan

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

Dinka men bleach their hair with regular applications of cow urine, and then powder it with ash. reddish golden hair is considered a sign of beauty: to leave one’s hair black indicates sadness and a period of mourning.

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  • Title: Dinka Man with Ash Covered Hair, South Sudan
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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