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Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley. Inspired by the wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation of the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these tribal people have created looks that put the most outlandish creations of Western catwalk couturiers to shame.

Africa | A pregant Kaleri woman with scarification. Nigeria | © Rufus Camphausen, Return of the Tribal: Celebration of Body Adornment: Piercinf, Tattooing, Scarification, Body Painting (Rochester: Inner Traditions, 1998)

"No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much"...No woman has ever written enough." — bell hooks (remembered rapture: the writer at work)