Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

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Thames & Hudson, Mar 24, 2009 - Art - 167 pages
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The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia's Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years. The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips.

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

VERY beautiful. So many wonderful photographs of cultures rarely seen. I found it at the library as reference for a personal project - and was stunned. It's very inspiring despite it's lack of a lot of text/info. It's just lovely to look at. Read full review

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User Review  - Haruka - Goodreads

Amazing, amazing, amazing. So stunning, so pure, so endless. Incredible. I don't know what to say. I am just so happy that there are some incredible people of endless beauty and potential in this ... Read full review


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Hans Silvester is a member of the Rapho photographic agency. His most recent reports took him to Rajasthan, where he photographed the people of the Thar desert and the incredible bestiary of Shekhawati wall paintings. His books include "Natural Fashion" and "A Window on Africa". Silvester lives in France.