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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

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Hamar couple, Hamar tribe lives at the left bank of the Omo River in the Southern region.I'm so loving this couple.

Africa | 'Ethiopian portraits'. Woman of the Mursi tribe, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia | © Jim Zuckerman

Ethiopian Portraits, Woman of the Mursi Tribe, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia -Jim Zuckerman

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Photo by © Eric Lafforgue Father and baby in Lamu - Kenya Lamu is a small town on Lamu Island, in kenya, near the Somalia border.

The Mursi. Many anthropologists consider the Lower Omo Valley, in Ethiopia, to be the cradle of Mankind. Several ethnic groups currently inhabit the region, living in surroundings that seem nearly unchanged from the Bronze Age.

Cultures photography The Mursi Many anthropologists consider the Lower Omo Valley, in Ethiopia, to be the cradle of Mankind. Several ethnic groups currently inhabit the region, living in surroundings that seem nearly unchanged from the Bronze Age.

Africa |  Surma tribesmen, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.  © Hans Silvester...http://blackberrycastlephotographytm.zenfolio.com/p583897559

To experience meeting the Surma tribesmen, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Deep in the bush, Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley is a lost world. The Surma have elevated the custom of body painting to an amazing art form.

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11 Mind-Blowing Pictures Of The Last African Nomads - An Arbore Girl in Ethiopia

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The Hamars are a people of East Africa living in southwestern Ethiopia in a fertile area of the Omo Valley. The traditional dress code for unmarried Hamar girls includes cowrie-shell collars, glass-beaded necklaces, and decorated goatskin.

Afrika

Karo woman and her baby Ethiopia Korcho village, Karo tribe, South Ethiopia the most beautiful thing. a child and his mother. Such a beautiful picture.

Harar, Ethiopia reminds me of the color purple     PERHAPS THIS SWATCH  ON THE DOOR HELPS MAKE LIFE LESS DISMAL.....BUT REALLY WHO ARE WE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THEIR LIFE.....WE SHOULD NOT SURMISE.....ccp

An Ethiopian woman painted her doorway purple and wears a purple hijab to celebrate Purple Hijab Day in Harar, Ethiopia. Muslim and non-Muslims around the globe observe the second Saturday in February as a time for prayer and hosting activities/workshops

Mayan Man, Honduras

Facepainting inspiration - The country of Honduras is home to people of various ancestries, most notably the Maya

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Christina, a Khanty women with her young son in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia © Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography

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