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Patternatic, ninawarmerdam: 21/05/2013

Part of the IMPRINT project by NINA WARMERDAM."For the IMPRINT project I create a new pattern every 48 hours. It is a way for me to do what I love and at the same time push myself to keep discovering new techniques and stay innovative."For more inform&

Here are a few selections from a group of remarkable photographs by Hans Sylvester of people in the Omo region of Ethiopia, an isolated and fertile volcanic valley where the soil provides an array of pigments -- red ochre, white kaolin, copper green, yellow or light gray ash.

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

Photographs taken over the last five years by Hans Silvester, a German photographer, document the extraordinary body painting of the Surma and Mursi peoples of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. Semi-nomadic warriors, they live primarily by keeping large herds of cattle; their only Western accessory seems to be the Kalashnikov rifles they trade with Sudanese tribes.

Extreme personal adornment as created by the people of the Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia. Hans Silvester has brought these incredible people to the world's attention with a book entitled Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

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Stilts have been around for thousands of years. Believed to have originated in China to traverse through flooded land. They are also used to celebrate the receding floods using colourful costumes, singing and dancing.