A high forehead
The Fula people
The most important attribute for a woman to possess among the Fula tribe of Africa is a high forehead. It’s for this reason that some of the tribe’s women remove parts of their hair from their head in order to create the illusion that they have one.
A similar custom has been observed in medieval Europe when women were known to remove as much as half the hair on the top of their head.
A long neck
One of the regions of eastern Burma has been called “the country of giraffe women.” This name refers to the Kayan people who live there, whose women wear brass rings around their necks. It’s believed that the longer a person’s neck, the more beautiful they look.
According to legend, these rings protect the Kayan women from tigers, although in reality they are simply a way of expressing their tribal identity.