Kuwa Tribe - Dancer Picture

I'm actually using these Kuwa drawings to help practice drawing backgrounds, as you can see in this one.

For those unfamiliar with the Kuwa Tribe, click here for their gallery.

The Kuwa tribe are an all-female tribe living on a deserted tropical island. The girls have no knowledge of outside civilization and live in their own world of rules, society and rituals that have been performed for generations on this island. They have their own language, writing system and mythology.

The tribe all have tanned skin, plump lips and bright, red eyes. Some have dark hair while others have red hair that match their eyes. The tribal girls also have markings that are applied from a paste made from local fruits. These markings show the person's class within the society, but are also customized every day depending on any events in the village, or what mood the girls are in that morning.

The tribal girls have many "classes" which help show their place in the village and in turn, the tribal society.

The Dancers, as their name suggests perform dances, but also play musical instruments like drums. They wear longer, looser clothing than a lot of the tribe to help exaggerate their movements while they dance as well as wearing a lot more beads and other jewelry to help add to the rhythm of their dance as the beads rattle against each other.. The music and dances performed by this class of tribal women are often used as entertainment within the tribe, but they are also used by the Shamans in their rituals to help please the spirits.
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