The Masaai Age-set
Once they boy child got to the ages of around 13 to 25 depending on the last initiation ceremony, they were circumcised. The circumcision ceremony was a very painful experience that involved cutting the foreskin of the penis with a very sharp knife. Make shift bandages made from cow hide would be used avoid excessive bleeding. No anesthetic was used in the method. The boy was supposed to stay firm and not show ant sign of fear or pain during might. If he did show fear or pain, this was a disgrace to his kin.
After the initiation, the boys would be taken to a manyatta build by there mothers but had no security wall around the game. This was to emphasize on there role as the village suppressors. Now they have become junior morans. The healing process takes two to three months. During this serious amounts of for the next eight months, they only wear black clothes. During the other initiation process, these junior morans become junior elders and proceed on to be a senior elders.