These are from a book by photographer, Hans Silvester: Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa. Published by Thames Hudson. They are from the Surma and Musi tribes of the Omo Valley in East Africa.
Photographer Hans Silvester has spent a great deal of time documenting such wildly imaginative adornments and body painting among the nomadic tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, whose traditions have been maintained for thousands of years.
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