The Hamars are a people of East Africa living in southwestern Ethiopia in a fertile area of the Omo Valley. The traditional dress code for unmarried Hamar girls includes elegant cowrie-shell collars, seeded or glass-beaded necklaces, and decorated goatskin clothing, Ethiopia.
This folk dress is typical of the Samburu people of East Africa which means butterfly. In these tribes girls would receive strands of loose beads from admirers. The ideal amount would support a girls chin. By 15-16 a girl should have collected enough for a marriage proposal. Males were also just as decorative as girls.
Choctaw woman, Heleema called Louise, wearing traditional hairstyle. - The Choctaw people are originally from Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is considered sacred by the Choctaw.