Documentary Photography, African Tribes, Ethiopia: Hans Silvester's 2006-2007 documentation of the Omo Valley's Surma and Mursi tribes and their body adornment via mineral paints and floral headpieces.
The Mursi tribe are an African tribe from the isolated Omo valley in Southern Ethiopia near the border with Sudan. There are an estimated 10,000 members of this beautiful, sedentary tribe, whose lip plated face plate decorations are a source of endless fascination. Long may they, and their wonderful culture, live on.
African tribes - natural beauty | Red Mud Himba hairstyle | photo by Gladys || the Himba People are among the oldest surviving group of people on the planet. Even the ancient Egyptians attributed their ancestry tracing back to this humble and beautiful tribe.
Geometric shapes are very prominent in African patterns especially the Aztec patterns of the African tribes. The blend of blues and reds in this brings a contemporary feel; add a striking colour to break through the colours inspired by African mammals maybe utilising one of the many bright colours seen in African birds.