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We Were Like Sisters: Collective Ritual Practices Among Women Sharing Direct Sales Cosmetics.

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According to anthropologist Camilla Power's 'Female Cosmetic Coalitions' model of human cultural origins, the world's first art was produced on the surface of the human body. Women in particular used red ochre cosmetics to establish and signal a special kind of sisterhood. Inspired by this theory, Elena Fejdiova offers a case-study suggesting that women in a modern urban context can still discover strength and solidarity in rituals of this kind.


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