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nottyfreedom
03-17-2004, 05:05 PM
im thinking something along the lines of what the khemites wore (kohl) protective eye makeup. something with actual meaning. do you guys know any designs? or have any pictures? know any websites that might be of help?

i'd like to adorn myself with some tribal makeup..so to speak.

thanks for any help.

cheri

nottyfreedom
03-22-2004, 01:10 AM
bumpity...hellloooo

Dreamyb
03-22-2004, 08:46 PM
mayne, that's a shame that no one has spoken up yet because the idea is nice.

bumping it up for ya' once more.

FemmGranGwav
03-22-2004, 11:16 PM
:pop :pop I would love more info on this too... sounds interesting.

tahmin
03-24-2004, 04:20 PM
I'm not sure that this is what you are looking for, but I turned these up.

a Huli warrior - Papua New Guinea
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photogra...uty/photo3.html (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/galleries/beauty/photo3.html)

Mursi woman from the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tattoos/photo9.html

National Geographic seems to be the best source for these images. There is also a book that will be released soon about tribal beauty, but I can't remember the name nor find a link.

MUSEUMS IN EGYPT AND FRANCE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART OF COSMETICS MANUFACTURING
http://www.egypttoday.com/main/fea_Beauty.htm

jacura
03-24-2004, 06:22 PM
Those are some very informative articles tahmin, thanks for taking the time :)

@nottyfreedom, good question to ask no doubt, but I thought that Egyptians/Kemetians heavily rimmed their eyes with kohl to protect it from the sun *shrug*, didn't realize or stop to think that the application itself had any “spiritual” meaning. Now if you asked the same question in regards to Native Americans or other African sects/tribes etc. then my initial response would have been different.

However on a more sentimental note I do make sure to rim (at the least) my upper eyelid with black kohl only as part of my everyday face in "observance" if you will. My intentions during application are my own…i.e. bless my eyes to see truth (and what not) or Het-Heru/Hathor/Osun issues etc. I suppose you could also look into the different eyes of Horus and find your reasoning during application from there.

Not to knock what you wish to do, but I think focusing more on and routinely applying some of the spiritual aspects of the Kemetians would be more beneficial to your spirit then focusing so heavily on outward adorations. Forgive me if you feel my last comment was out of line…I am not trying to offend.

Hope you find what you are seeking
Peace
j

edited to for clarity

nottyfreedom
03-25-2004, 03:21 PM
peace jacura...thanks for the input. no offense taken.

i am definitely interested and do practice and hold dear the spiritual aspects of Khemetic spirituality...i was just particularly interested in outer adornments because i enjoy symbolism and creativity. Also i was just using the Black Egyptians as a reference point so you all would have an idea of what i was asking for.

notty