DescriptionOnce a year in Chad, these nomads come together in a festival known as the Gerewol. This is a beauty pageant for the men so that the women/girls of the tribe might select them. The women are usually younger than the men and are seen as fair game in a society which is polygamous and polygynous. The men adorn themselves using a diversity of facial paint colours, and the whites of the eye and teeth colour are particularly important. So too, their outfits are embellished with beads, buttons and baubles in the brightest of colours. Mirrored tunics and hats add to the exuberance and adornment.