In this globalised world, we could say that standards of beauty and aesthetic somehow became generalized around the entire world.
However, there are some Nations that preserve almost intact their traditions and culture, in which the aesthetic ideals are so far from our understanding.
Here, we show you ten examples that for sure you are going to find very rare.
In Mauritania, people believe that obese women are more beautiful and attractive.
They believe that overweight is a sign of good economic status, because when you have money, so you can eat when you desired. In order to accomplish this feminine ideal of beauty, girls are sent to farms for fattening.
In these places other women forced them to eat, so they can consume over 16 thousand kilocalories per day. Meanwhile the norm of kilocalories for a child is around 1,500. However, if they don't eat in this way, it is very improbably that they can find a husband in their youth.
Women of the Fulani tribe in Africa, cut their hair from their forehead to make it look higher.
In some parts of Africa, people make patterns of scars in order to adorn their bodies, as in this image where the man made scales to bring honour to the crocodiles. This style of tattoo is considered a symbol of beauty for this people.
Snow White skin
From China, Taiwan, Thailand, the two Koreas to India, pale skin is synonymous of beauty and wealth. As in ancient times the rich did not have to work. So this remains us the time when rich people lived in palaces without any contact with the sun. And the only ones who were tanned, belonged to the working-class people.
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