SURMA MAN

Living in Kibish,
the southwest of Ethiopia.
Photographed in 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURMA BOY

Living in Kibish,
the southwest of Ethiopia.
Photographed in 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

BODY PAINTING

Suri tribe in Ethiopia,
filmed in 2011

Most tribal cultures have a tradition of body painting. This in the form of adornment, camouflage, intimidation or other elements. Tribals usually use clay, ochre and other natural pigments to paint their bodies. In India, Middle East and Africa, henna is used to create semi permanent patterns on different parts of the body.