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

African woman in layers upon layers on Beads - this gives me a great way to wear several necklaces at once

arbore girl of southern ethiopia is stunning in her beadwork necklace and arm/headbands !

A Bodi woman - Salamago District, Omo Valley. Ethiopia. By Ingetie Tadros:

Portrait of a Bodi woman in Salamago District of Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The Face of Fragrance | "I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” | William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream | Hans Silvester, Les Peuples de L'Omo

This youngster sports a floral headdress and a brightly painted face. Photos of lower Omo Valley people taken by Hans Silvester from his book: Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa. Published by Thames and Hudson

Photo of the Ras Desta Governor of Aksum, Ethiopia, in his State robe, c. 1930.Leader of the revolution that freed Ethiopia from the Italian invasion.

This is an original 1930 photograph of a portrait of the Governor, wearing the ceremonial robe of State, of the city of Axum or Aksum, Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia). Photograph by Von Lüpke, Deutsche Aksum-Expedition.

Africa | Mursi woman. Omo Valley, Ethiopia || Scanned postcard; photographer Sergio Pessolano

Mursi woman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia photographed by Sergio Pessolano

the Surma (Suri) tribe / Omo Valley-Southern Ethiopia

Lilting Grace: Beautification--Connected Ideals, Color Perception and the Omo Valley Tribes

Africa | Young Mursi girl in Omo Valley, Ethiopia | ©John Kenny

Ethiopia - Omo Valley Beautiful Photography by John Kenny taken with Africa's remotest tribes. Fine art prints in black and white, also colour, are available to buy in signed, limited editions. Facing Africa: the book is out now

Hans Silvester. Tribal fashion and photography.

Photos of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the L"Oma Valley of Africa. German born photographet Hans Silvester has captured in his book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration From Africa" -- one of the most beautiful celebrations of flowers, spring and rebirth.