News and images of Maasai blessing ceremony held by the irkaputiei sub-section in May 2011
5000 plus Morans gathered in Emali for this ceremony marking the transition from being a moran to becoming an elder.
Each sub-clan builds a boma.
Men can queue for a long time to enter the boma.
After the blessing, the graduates eat meat prepared by specially chosen men
Women witness the ceremony
Women also prepare food for all the participants and guests
Next year these men will become Elders.
Thanks to Nikson Parmisa for images and information.