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
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
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.
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
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.