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

Ahora soy una ave                                                                                                                                                                                 Más

From Hans Silvester's exhibition Natural Fashion. People of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. el  Omo River Valley                                                                                                                                                                                 Más

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.

Ethiopian (autor desconocido)

Suri girl with hand print decoration, Ethiopia: Hands Prints, Girls, Handprint,


Rajasthan woman, India (I love the contrast of her pale eyes and beautiful skin. It reminds me of the National Geographic girl)

De la tribu Dan, en Costa de Marfil

Africa from the National Geographic July 1982 publication 'Dan Tribe. Ivory Coast' © Michael and Aubine Kirtley

Papua New Guinea

Sepik River Crocodile Festival or "Sepik crocodile sing-sing" in Papua New Guinea / Photography ©Richard Notebaart