Are an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa,
mainly in Eritrea, Djibouti and the Afar
Region in Ethiopia, Africa. They are
sometimes called Danakil. The Afar has
acquired a reputation as a warrior tribe
through the various conflicts in their
region during the past century.
Types of Art:
Afar Danakil are the sister culture of the
ancient Ta-Seti people. Whereas the Ta-Seti
culture were amongst the founding branches
of the eastern Bejaw or Beja People; the
Ta-Antyu (Puntite) Utjenet Culture were
progenitors of the Afari and Tigre
Land of Punt was of pivotal importance to
the development of Egypt's pre-dynastic
civilization and played a significant role
throughout dynastic Egyptian history.
Utjenet and Ta-Seti cultures formed a single
territory until Egypt's Second Intermediate
Period when opposing cultures of Omo ethnic
clans from further south and west pushed
into central Sudan, separating the two
branches of the Ta-Antyw.
Northern most branch would become the
Ta-Seti whilst the Southern most populations
would become the Afar.
Keeps cows, sheep and goats for meat and
milk and donkeys, horses and camels for
transport. A man's wealth is
assessed by how many animals he has.
some times use a papyrus root called burri
which is mix with milk to make a porridge.