An old tradition: the nasal sleeve women people apatani people
Wooden sleeve in the noses of older women people apatani people in Arunachal Pradesh, India, - a tradition hides a shocking story.
According to the legend, beauties apatanok often stolen men of neighboring tribes.
The elders took a radical solution: the girls had to poke your nose and insert wooden plugs, and tattooing a person to seem less attractive.
Over time, this ritual has become a feature of the culture, but in 1970 the government banned the practice, and the girls of the tribe preserve the natural beauty.
Talking about the origin of this tribe, anthropologists have put forward the version that their ancestors lived in Tibet.
This partly contradict the features of appearance of representatives of the people apatani people - many prevalent Mongoloid features.
In total, there are about 26,000 people who live in seven villages.
apatani people - peaceful people, these people are engaged in primitive agriculture and cattle breeding.
In spite of the fact that there is little they eat rarely, bulls are valued highly, being, in fact, the equivalent of money.
Photos from the last women apatani people who have lived the life of these bushings, made famous photographer-explorer Omar Reda.
He traveled to many remote corners of our planet, documenting the lives of endangered tribes and peoples.
According to the photographer, he had previously never met tribes in which women would be "decorated" is the nose, this tradition has its very surprised.