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.
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
TAUREG WOMAN The Tuareg (also spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Imuhagh) are a Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.