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Manyatta Oloirikan – Maasai  ceremony

Maasai, cow skin, stick, manyatta,Kenya,
Maasai men in ceremony

Manyatta Oloirikan is a ceremony that unite two Maasai age-groups (right hand and left hand) into one age-set. That is the last public ceremony out of four, and take place every 15 years (Last one was in 2004).

Oloirikan in the Maa language, mean chair or stool. In the height of the ceremony, each participant get the traditional stool, made from one piece of wood and has four legs.

In the photo, you can see the men, all adults, in the final day of the ceremony, gathered together for the announcement of the name for the new age-set.

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