These Galla women did not like to be photographed. The Galla (now Oromo) were known as great warriors and dreadful predators but they were famed for a peculiar tradition, to which the Emperor Haile Selassie put an end. They would emasculate their victims and once desiccated this everyman's most precious asset would be presented to their women as a token to be worn as a pendant on a necklace. Many of the prisoners of the Italian Army defeated at Adua(1986) suffered this fate before being thrown alive off a high cliff.


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