Les Mursi by claude gourlay. Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia perform their ancient tradition of temporary body decoration on themselves and each other a few times each day.

Anciana india India 1999

Steve Mc Curry – portraits


La belleza de las tribus Surma y Surmi

by Hans Silvester ~ his photographs reveal the use of bright mineral paints to embellish the skin and the use of flora and fauna to fashion spectacular headpieces and body accessories of the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia

portrait of a maori man, polynesian cultural center, laie, hawaii | © art wolfe

Photo by Art Wolfe . Maori man, Australia/New Zealand. Maori tattoos are part of the culture of the indeigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

Africa | Portrait of a Bodi woman.  Salamago District, Omo Valley. Ethiopia | © Ingetie Tadros

Portrait of a Bodi woman in Salamago District of Omo Valley, Ethiopia