A Maasai warrior displays his beaded headdress with ostrich feathers, called enkuraru. This may be worn by warriors who have not killed a lion. Originally, it was worn during raids and wars to
give psychological advantage by its added height, but now it is used only for major ceremonies and dances.


  • Title: Maasai Warrior with Ostrich-Feather Headdress
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Kenya
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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