Photographer Hans Silvester has spent a great deal of time documenting such wildly imaginative adornments and body painting among the nomadic tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, whose traditions have been maintained for thousands of years.
Young men take the form of Hindu gods Ram and Laxman, in Bombay, India Adele Copenhaver
Belgium Congo scarification from Pierre Loos Collection
"The nomadic Mursi tribe of Ethiopia lives in the lower area of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The Mursi are famous for their stick-fighting ceremony and Mursi women are known all over the world for wearing clay plates in their lower lips.
Ethnic Nomad Exotic and African Decor and Style / Kuba king, Congo.