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WILD THING: Hans Silvester

Natural Fashion : Tribal Decoration from Africa . Seriese by Hans Silvester

Ханс Сильвестр Племена Сурма и Мурси долины Омо, Эфиопия - fruit_rain

Natural Fashion : Tribal Decoration from Africa . Seriese by Hans Silvester

The Apache sunrise ceremony came about from the myth of the White Painted Woman, which is passed on from generation to generation in Apache storytelling

Nita Quintero at her Sunrise Dance (Na’ii’ees), White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona. Photo: Bill Hess, National Geographic, February Nita is now one of the members of Apache the all women wildland firefighting crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Mukubal Girl Carrying Her Brother in a Dik Dik skin,  Angola by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr

Mukubal Girl Carrying Her Brother in a Dik Dik skin, Angola by Eric Lafforgue It's interesting that "baby wearing" is all the rave these days when we've been wearing our babies since antiquity.

Omo Valley people

French artist "Pays Homage" to the beautiful hairstyles of Southern Ethiopian people (in blackface of course)

Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia by Hans Sylvester

i met hans sylvester a german photographer who has been documenting african tribes for about 40 years. his book about the painting of faces and ancestral art is inspiring.

omo valley tribes

by Hans Silvester ~ his photographs reveal the use of bright mineral paints to embellish the skin and the use of flora and fauna to fashion spectacular headpieces and body accessories of the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia

the garden

In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, Hans Silvester documents the rituals of the Surma and Mursi tribes, who see nature as an accessory atelier and make couture-worthy creations out of green pebbles and banana leaves.

Africa | People.  Natural Fashion : Tribal Decoration from Africa

Surma and Mursi body art Omo Valley, East Africa Photo by Hans Silvester from the book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"

Tibetan

*The Tibetan nomads are found in all three of the traditional regions of Tibet, Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang.

Hans Silvester

Documentary Photography, African Tribes, Ethiopia: Hans Silvester's documentation of the Omo Valley's Surma and Mursi tribes and their body adornment via mineral paints and floral headpieces.

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