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Erbore Tribe , Ethiopia | Dan Giveon | Flickr

Erbore Tribe , Ethiopia | Dan Giveon | Flickr

"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

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 . LOVE the fringe

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"

Africa | Hamer girl. Omo Valley, Ethiopia | ©Richard Notebaart

Hamer girl of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia by Richard Notebaart. people photography, world people, faces

Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley.    Inspired by the wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation of the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these tribal people have created looks that put the most outlandish creations of Western catwalk couturiers to shame.

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

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

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.

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