• Nakedness is very common in the tribe. It is not a shameful thing; it is an expression of one's relationship with the spirit of nature. To be naked is to be open-hearted. Normally kids stay naked until puberty and even beyond. It was only with the introduction of cheap cloth from the West, through Goodwill and other Christian organisations, that nakedness began to be associated with shame.

    Malidoma Patrice Somé (1994). “Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman”, Tarcher