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"Over a period of 6 years, renowned photographer Hans Silvester photographed peoples of the Omo Valley. It is a very remote area in Ethiopia. Wild and unspoiled. The Surma and Mursi Tribes take great pleasure in decorating themselves with the glorious pigments available in this volcanic region."

In the isolated and fertile volcanic valley of the Omo region of Ethiopia, the soil provides the people with an array of pigments for body decoration: red ochre, white kaolin, copper green, and yellow or light gray ash. Photos by Hans Sylvester

Africa | "Natural Fashion"  Tribal Decoration from the Omo Valley, Ethiopia | ©Hans Silvester. Surma and Mursi people

Series of photographs by Hans Silvester documenting the extraordinary body painting of the Surma and Mursi peoples of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.

As documented by Hans Silvester "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"     In the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, personal decoration created with the help of friends (and without mirrors)  MORE at link!

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Surma and Mursi body art Omo Valley, East Africa Photo by Hans Silvester from the book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"

Afar woman | an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa. The Afar are the native people of Horn Africa.The world "AFAR" means brave society by their language They primarily live in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

Afar woman, an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa. The Afar are the native people of Horn Africa.The world "Afar" means brave society by their language They primarily live in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

Traditional jewelry Maasai, Kenya and Oromo, Ethiopia.  "Beadwork became increasingly popular after 1900 when the Maasai began trading with ...

Traditional jewelry Maasai, Kenya and Oromo, Ethiopia. "Beadwork became increasingly popular after 1900 when the Maasai began trading with .

Omo Tribal Body Paint - Ethiopia

For many ancient tribes and cultures , face and body art has been an integral part of their rituals, festivals and displays of heirarchy.

ETHIOPIA TRIBAL AFRICAN ETHIOPIAN AMHARA HIPPO SHIELD DHAL SWORD TRIBE WARRIOR #Amharapeople

Ethiopia tribal african ethiopian amhara hippo shield dhal sword tribe warrior

ETHIOPIA TRIBAL AFRICAN ETHIOPIAN AMHARA HIPPO SHIELD DHAL SWORD TRIBE WARRIOR #Amharapeople

Ethiopia,  we see all children of the world.. and the face paint is so detailed and meaningful to this trible....

This little boy is from a tribe in Ethiopia who's lands and life style are hidden away from civilization but becoming a tourist destination. It's part of their culture to paint themselves differently each day.

yagazieemezi: Africa | Hamar Women, Ethiopia | Postcard image from the work of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher in a study of the women of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and the surrounding countries.

Natural Hamar women, Ethiopia - postcard image from work of Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher in a study of the women of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and the surrounding countries

Mursi Tribe Woman, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia Photographic Print by Jaynes Gallery at Art.com

Mursi Tribe Woman, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

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