The New Wife (African Tribes - Masai Women) | TRACKS

by: TRACKS     Published on: 25 April 2018

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The Maasai tribe live polygamous, and it's normal for the men to marry several wives. The concept of jealousy doesn't exist, as a new wife means that the daily labour is now lifted by more shoulders. When a new wife arrives at a village, they are greeted by the residing wives in a mocking ritual, which may seem cruel to the outsider, but in many ways is a mere act of make-believe. The documentary series “Disappearing World” was originally broadcasted between 1970-1975. As an anthropological landmark of its time, the series tells the story of traditional communities endangered by the modern world’s progressions. The series stands as a historical document of daily life in remote and threatened societies, such as the Cuiva, Embera and Panare Indians of Colombia, the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara, the Kurdish Dervishes and the Meo of China. TRACKS publishes unique, unexpected and untold stories from across the world every week. From "Disappearing World"Facebook: licensed from ITV Global. Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected]