Pygmy peoples, photos and
sounds from the African rainforest
BAKA PYGMIES - FILED TEETH (CAMEROON)
African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Baka girl with filed teeth (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
"She doesn't say a word. But just by looking at her you feel as if she has spoken. Her body tells stories: it is covered with cuts, holes, ritual scars, filed down teeth. All marks and signs going back through the years to a time when the Grande Piste was nothing more than a track, and you could make your clothes out of bark from the trees..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)