Blog By mariam | 24-11-17
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In almost all the western countries, a straight line of even teeth is considered perfect. But in Japan, the parameter for attractiveness is the so-called “yaeba,” or the crooked teeth. It’s believed that people look cuter if they have crooked teeth. And what’s more? People seek the help of dentists to get one!
The people of New Guinea and several other countries in Africa still scar their bodies with different patterns as a ritual. Followers of the custom place superficial incisions on their skin, using stones, glass or knives, amounting to permanent body decoration that communicates a myriad of cultural expressions.
Iran is often said to be the capital of Rhinoplasty. People here are highly obsessed with the straight nose, and hence, they pay the hefty sum of money to get a perfect nose! A perfect nose is not only considered beautiful but is also seen as the symbol of status in the society. The craze is so much that even those who don’t get rhinoplasty put up surgical dressing on the face to move out in public.
In many countries of Asia, pale skin is considered an important aspect of beauty. If you walk into a store looking for some face cream, you’re unlikely to find one that doesn’t have a bleaching ingredient. And this applies to both men and women! The obsession with their skin is so much that they wear face masks while going to the beach to protect it from the sun.
One of the most important attributes in the women of Fula tribe of Africa is a high forehead. Because of this reason, some of them remove parts of their hair from their head to create the illusion that they have one. Similar custom has been observed in Europe where women removed as much as half of their hair from the top of their head.
“The country of the giraffe women”, as it is rightly called, Burmese women have an obsession for a long neck. The women of Kayan tribe of Burma wear brass rings around their necks. It’s believed that the longer a person’s neck, the more beautiful they look.
In Mursi tribe of Ethiopia, girls tend to stretch the skin of their lower skin using a special disk. Though for many people including me it seems an offensive and barbarous practice, the Mursi tribe woman believes that the larger the disk, the higher the girl’s social status, and the larger the dowry that has to be paid before marriage. Similar is observed in the woman of Suri tribe as well.
This is common in the Himba tribe who are nomadic pastoralists living in the Kaokoland area of northwestern Namibia. They use red ocher and fat to protect themselves from the sun. This gives their bodies a red colour.
While most women try to entice their partners with a perfectly toned body, Mauritanians have no chance of attracting a man’s gaze if they don’t have folds of fat on their stomach. And hence, to attain the desirable weight, parents send their daughters to farms where they can eat as many as 16,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, because of this practice, girls tend to attract multiple diseases!
In South Korea, possessing a heart-shaped face is one of the parameters of beauty which is why people perform complex operations on their face to get a perfect heart-shaped face. Going under the knife for improving their appearance is no big deal in South Korea!