The Datoga are a small population of Tanzania, who nowadays counts only 30,000 people; they live in an area adjacent to the Eyasi Lake.
 
In addition to being semi-nomadic breeders, they are also skilled blacksmiths, besides using the objects they make, they also use them as commodity exchanges with neighboring populations to obtain agricultural products or leather.
 
The Datoga Women, according to the tradition of this population, still practice scratching around their eyes, creating a sort of mask that makes them immediately identifiable.

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