The Suri are one of the most exotic and ornate tribes in the Omo Valley and possibly the world. Inspired by their environment of wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation, these tribes use the clay soil of bright yellows, startling whites and rich earth-reds to paint each other’s bodies and make bold decisions about their outfits. They are the only tribe in existence that makes large elaborate headpieces from nature. In essence, they become a walking body of art; known as a living museum to anthropologists.
Keywords used by Piper Mackay to describe this photograph: Portrait, Africa, Exotic, tribe, tribal, man, head, dress, Omg Valley, Ethiopia
This art photograph was made with a digital camera. This print is labeled 1 in a limited edition of 10 copies worldwide in all formats. It is print on pigment textured paper. This art photography is available in various sizes and finishes.