Suri Tribe - Upper Omo Valley Ethiopia - 2019

The Suri tribe live in remote areas in the upper Omo Valley. Using Mother Nature to express themselves, they create elaborate headpieces from wild seeds, flowers and feathers; and paint each others faces and bodies using natural clay ochre and white pigments to create walking bodies of art. The women also use body adornment in the form of scarring and lip plate piercing. Many Suri women wear large clay lip plates (a sign of beauty) which is a strong tradition in Suri tribe culture, although more recently some of the younger women are choosing not to adopt the lip plate.

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