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Hamar En Vogue II - Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia by David Schweitzer African Tribes, African Women, African Nations, African Girl, African Beauty, African Fashion, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Photo Portrait

Hamar En Vogue

© All rights to these photos and descriptions are reserved and protected by international copyright laws. Any use of this work requires my prior written permission. ~~~ A graceful gait, an elegant long-limbed stance or this elegant pose under the photographer's gaze all exude poise and dignity even in the midst of the weekly market bustle. Lalo, a young Hamar woman of marrying age, vogued this spontaneous pose at the weekly market in a small frontier town situated in the remote Southern…

Surma girl from Ethiopia with painted eye mask. African Ceremonies Calendar by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. New York: Universe Publishing We Are The World, My People, People Around The World, Cultures Du Monde, World Cultures, African Tribes, African Women, African Life, Beautiful Children

Surma girl from Ethiopia with painted eye mask

Africa | Surma girl from Ethiopia with painted eye mask | African Ceremonies Calendar by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. New York: Universe Publishing 2009.

Karo Woman & Child - Omo Valley - Ethiopia - Africa - By France Leclerc We Are The World, People Around The World, Wonders Of The World, Around The Worlds, Cultures Du Monde, World Cultures, African Tribes, African Women, Black Is Beautiful

The Omo Tribes: Ethiopia’s Natural Beauties. - france leclerc

Having been isolated from the outside world, the Omo tribes including the Surma have adopted a number of unique rituals and practices.

Wodaabe people of Niger, West Africa. Such a beautiful people. They are a group of nomadic fulani people that live with the land. Cultures Du Monde, World Cultures, African Tribes, African Art, African Life, We Are The World, People Around The World, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People

The OTHER Africa (Pictures!)

The 2005 archive of discussion topics from The Kool Room - Hosted by Kola Boof.

Miss Nachure, Surma Suri woman face with scarifications - Kibish Ethiopia © Eric Lafforgue Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful World, Beautiful People, African Tribes, African Women, We Are The World, People Around The World, Afrique Art, Eric Lafforgue

Miss Nachure, Surma Suri woman face with scarifications - Kibish Ethiopia

A Surma / Suri girl will be beautiful if she has a big lip plate, and if her body, is covered of scarifications. They do it with accacia spine and razor blades. Razor blades are the worst thing to use as it may spread diseases thru blood. The local population are no more isolated and, as some surma men start to travel in big ethiopian cities, they also can meet prostitutes... Surma, like Mursi, wear the lip plate. The women start to make a hole in the lower lip when they are ready to marry a…

Little girl from Karo tribe, Ethiopia by German photographer Mario Gerth Cara Tribal, Tribal Face, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful World, Beautiful People, African Tribes, African Women, We Are The World, People Around The World

little girl from karo tribe / ethiopia

Explore Mario Gerth Photography's photos on Flickr. Mario Gerth Photography has uploaded 1221 photos to Flickr.

Oromo people are the third-biggest ethnonational group in Africa. They are especially situated in the horn of Africa; Ethiopia and Somalia. A couple of them can also be found in Kenya. Unique members from the tribe Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful World, Beautiful People, Eric Lafforgue, Photo Portrait, Portrait Photography, Travel Photography, Beauty Around The World, Photographs Of People

Miss Binki Mama, Karrayyu girl, Methara Ethiopia

The Karrayyu are a pastoralist tribe from Ethiopia living in the Awash Valley, around the volcano of Mount Fentale and the Metehara Plain. They belong to the larger ethnic group of the Oromos, who represent the majority (32%) of the ethiopian population. It is said the Karrayyu arrived in the area 200 hundreds years ago, during the so called « great expansion », of the Oromo, during which Oromo settled in different parts of Ethiopia,. This led to cultural diversification. In spite of local…

Dassanetch girls - Omorate Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue Eric Lafforgue, African Tribes, African Women, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Nice People, Afrique Art, Tribal People, African Culture

African Weekly Inspiration 112

Every week African Digital Art showcases digital projects made by African artists or projects influenced by Africa. It is exciting to see African projects that displays and encourages creativity. I…

A girl was pictured after she took part in her tribes scarification process by photographer Eric Lafforgue. He said that she was silent and 'showed no pain' through the 10 minute cutting process in the Omo valley in Ethiopia African Tribes, African Women, We Are The World, People Around The World, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Style Tribal, Xingu, Mursi Tribe

Mursi Tribe Beauty, Hail Wuha Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

"Mursi beauty" Omo Valley © Eric Lafforgue