Thursday, 8 May 2008
Wash day in Lubango
Every day as I drive to the site I pass these women busy doing their washing in a well by the side of the road.
Called M'Huilas, they are traditional to Huila Province, Angola.
I am told that the number of rings around the ankle denote the number of cattle each individual owns. Sadly, friendly as they are, I cannot talk to them for they do not speak Portuguese and I do not speak their tribal language.
The best part, however, was that when I offered to take their picture, rather than rush for bras and T-shirts, they all stuffed a rag on their heads. Only then would they allow me to take the photo.