The tribe marks of Yoruba are scarification, a unique mark of identity, and adornment on the face or body of the Yoruba people. The tribe marks are part of the Yoruba culture and are usually recorded in children's bodies by burning or cutting the skin. The primary function of the tribal marks is to classify a person's race, family, or heritage. The icons of elegance, Yoruba imagination, and the protection of malicious kids are other secondary characteristics of the marks (Ila Abiku). The Nigerian, Benin, and Togo Yoruba peoples used this practice.
Tribal identification and facial stripes became important during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Some repatriated slaves later reunited with their communities by looking at the facial stripes.
However, in Yoruba Land, the use of tribal marks is fading.
Each child is born into a patrilineal class in traditional Yoruba societies called idle baba. This clan has a name for the clan (orile), oriki (poetry), taboos (eewo), and facial (ila). The child's facial marks assign full rights to the clan to the child. Facial-marked children are called Okola. Families or individuals without the usual characteristics of the tribe are not seen as agents for the Yoruba community to achieve maximum credibility. They cannot also conduct themselves meaningfully like greeting, saying, and order. Each tribe of the Yoruba ethnic group had various inscription patterns in the faces and the body in various sizes and shapes. The place of the mark inscription and its place is dependent on the tribe and culture. The tribal markings may be on the breast, neck, knee, or body, but they are also on the face. Every ethnic Yoruba tribe had different inscription models that are found at different locations in different sizes and forms in the face or body. The place and orientation of the mark inscription are dependent on the tribe and culture. Tribal markings can be graved on the breast, back, lap or flesh, but they are often on the forehead.
Tribal marks are usually lacerations that are done on the face of the person with a knife or razor blade depending on the tribal and cultural beliefs. The Yorubas, Hausas, and Benin people practiced these tribal marks very well. Such tribal signs were abstract symbols symbolizing a tradition. We haven't been the rule. Some had to identify while others were beautiful. For some spiritual purposes, many are. But do these tribal characteristics make people nicer?
Let's find out about them
That's how kids are lacerated from tiny in the country of Yoruba. It is usually quite painful, so children are helplessly left weeping in the hands of their parents, who keep them to take these marks.
So at a tender age, the child represents his people with the typical Yoruba characteristics.
Both women and men in Yoruba take the tribal marks from childhood.
And here comes the boy as he grows up, with him growing these tribal marks. Whether or not he likes it, whether or not he's good at it doesn't matter as long as it is done.
So the beautiful queen grows up to find tribal markings on her cheeks and doesn't have more choice than to accept them in good fate.
Then continues the journey. Whether you like marks or not, the tradition must be maintained. You only need to find a way to make it look lovely on you.
But a time these tribal marks go extreme, they go the extra mile to designing the whole face. Is this also for beautification or merely for the identification or for other reasons based known to those who make such lacerations?
So This marks also grow with those carrying them. Some people say tribal marks makes people more beautiful while some see it the other way round.
This is unique to the people of Yoruba. It is difficult for you to fail with these tribal marks, your tribal marks will fish you off.
How about this model's tribal marks? Is it not gorgeous?
Another tribal tribe using tribal marks in Nigeria are the Fulani and the Hausa Fulani.
Look at some of the photographs below.
The Fulani are lovely, they are indeed said to be Nigeria's most magnificent tribe. The tribes are told that they are beautiful
Any of these marks followed this with more beautiful paintings.
These are just a few of Nigeria's rich and diverse tribal tribes.
Will you allow such tribal marks on your face or that of your kids to be lacerated in this dispensation.
Do tribal marks improve the beauty of people?
Tribal marks are very ugly, in my opinion.
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