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    Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa

    these looks are the sole creation of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley

    from the Omo Valley in east Africa

    omo valley Ethiopia.

    Omo Valley | Ethiopia

    Surma and Mursi tribes

    "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."

    People from the Omo valley by Hans Silvester :: born in 1938 in Lörrach, Germany. He's a famous reporter and also an environmental activist.

    Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley.

    Photographs taken over the last five years by Hans Silvester, a German photographer, document the extraordinary body painting of the Surma and Mursi peoples of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. Semi-nomadic warriors, they live primarily by keeping large herds of cattle; their only Western accessory seems to be the Kalashnikov rifles they trade with Sudanese tribes.

    Omo Tribes of Ethiopia

    East Africa Tribal decoration (Hans Silvester)

    Ethiopie: la vallée de l' Omo; les Mursi. by claude gourlay, via Flickr

    Africa's beautiful tribe. Omo valley

    The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen living in the lower Omo Valley, situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley in south-west Ethiopia, not far from the Kenyan border.

    Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa

    Africa | People of the Omo Valley © Hans Silvester #ethnic - Young girl from the Hamer tribe in the south Omo region of Ethiopia

    Africa | "Natural Fashion" Tribal Decoration from the Omo Valley, Ethiopia | ©Hans Silvester

    098-FACES-AFRICA-ETHIOPIA-OMO.VALLEY-Mursi.warrior | © Patrick de WILDE