Taruuga is an older woman for a Zenj tribeswoman, roughly 52 years of age. She stands tall, with hair shaved short so that it stays out of her way. She wears tribal raiment indicative of her stature within her tribe, and so she can present herself forward to the world as confident and strong.
As the Shaman and tribeswoman of the village, Taruuga is a strong and proud woman, who must present herself as fearless to the encroachments of Nature, other villages, and the modern world alike. Most likely, Taruuga has a very different personal life, but none would ever know, as she is always presenting herself as strong. This is usual, however, as the leaders of Zenj villages need to appear healthy and resolved, or else they may be usurped by ritual.