Young Wodaabe men compete in a beauty contest each year during the Cure Salee. The men dress as uniquely as possible within their limited means. They make their own jewelry and use old military buttons to decorate their turbans. They trade with the Touareg for the silver jewelry made by the Touareg vassals. I think they make their own make up. It looks rather like clay. The tunic of the man on the left is embroidered by a Wodaabe woman. This chain stitch is typical of their work.