Amazing photos from the book, Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa, by Hans Silvester. These are the Surma and Mursi tribes, nomadic peoples of the fertile Omo Valley of Ethiopia, where the abundance of nature inspires unique and spontaneous self adornment.
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The Tuareg are a semi-nomadic pastoralist people who inhabit the Saharan desert from southern Algeria and Libya to eastern Mali. Taureg blacksmiths are a caste renown for their skill and artistry, using basic tools and the art of lost wax casting to create stunningly beautiful and powerful jewelry. The jewelry is primarily silver, but gold is used as well in smaller quantities. Each piece has a connection to history, myth, and religion. They are talismans. A popular design is the Agadez Cross (pictured above), which symbolizes the 4 directions.