omo valley Ethiopia.

Photos of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the L"Oma Valley of Africa. German born photographet Hans Silvester has captured in his book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration From Africa" -- one of the most beautiful celebrations of flowers, spring and rebirth.

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German photographer Hans Silvester spent 5 years documenting the body art of the people of the Omo valley in Ethiopia. Using natural ear.

Hans Silvester "Natural Fashion. Tribal Decoration from Africa".

“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

A child from the Surma tribe of Ethiopia wearing traditional face paint...

Photographer's portraits of African tribes who can teach us happiness

Children from the Surma tribe of Ethiopia wearing face paint made from herbs and plants mixed with white clay

Africa | "Natural Fashion" Tribal Decoration from the Omo Valley, Ethiopia | ©Hans Silvester

© portraits by Hans Silvester's exhibition Natural Fashion. People of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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Dele and Lale, Kara boys from the Omo River valley in southern Ethiopia.

An estimated tribal people live in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. The Karo are small in number with around living on the Omo River's eastern banks. Before a ceremony, they paint their bodies and faces with white chalk.

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