Scarification



SCARIFICATION

Scarification is a practice that dates back almost ten thousand years. Now it is not very widespread. It represents a deformation of the skin that is created for several reasons. In particular, they are cuts and burns made with knives to create permanent scars. Under the incisions are placed pieces of wood, dyes, ash to highlight the scar.

ORIGIN
This practice was born to leave obvious marks on very dark skin.

SCOPE
Scarification disrupts one person from another, an ancestry, social role, belonging to a clan or having a religious significance.

WOMEN
For women, scarification is a symbol of beauty and their desire to marry and have children.

MEN
For men it represents strength and courage and the transition between childhood and adulthood

RITUAL
During the ritual you have to be silent because crying is a symbol of weakness and embarrassing for the community. Those who refuse to do the ritual are marginalized

CURIOSITY
In the past this practice was used to make the slave less attractive than other slaves and thus save him from slavery. Now this practice is practiced little and often far from the cities, also losing its religious and social significance.

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