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3. Rabari – India  Rabari men are herdsmen, spending most of their days tending to the herds. The Rabari women remain in the village and invest much of their time creating intricate embroidery, managing the small villages and handling all of the financial responsibilities.

For almost years, the Rabari have roamed the deserts and plains of what is today western India. It is believed that this indigenous group, with a peculiar Persian physiognomy, migrated from the Iranian plateau more than a millennium ago

Before They Pass by Jimmy Nelson | "...British photographer Jimmy Nelson decided to travel the world for three years, visiting 35 tribes in all five continents, to document their lives and customs before they disappear."

British photographer Jimmy Nelson decided to travel the world for three years, visiting 35 tribes in all 5 continents, to document their lives and customs before they disappear.

1. Huli – Papua New Guinea  The Huli Wigmen paint their faces yellow, red and white, combining them with ornate wigs they make from their own hair and don intimidating-looking axes, to frighten rival groups.

The HULI tribe, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, © Jimmy Nelson.The Huli Wigmen are famous for their tradition of making ornamental wigs from their own hair.There are a number of tribes in Papua New Guinea.

8. Drokpa – India-Pakistan border  Different group from the local Indian and Pakistanis, the 2,500 Drokpas are a unique ethnicity in the region. They have been practicing traditions that are not common in the region, such as public kissing and wife-swapping.

ust 2500 Drokpas live in three small villages in the Dha-Hanu valley of Ladakh, a disputed territory between India and Pakisthan. Their exquisite and ornamental dress reflects their cultural exuberance and impressive appetite for decoration.

19.  Goroka – Papua New Guinea  The Goroka live in close families, relying on hunting, gathering, and some farming. The ornate make-up and decorations are meant to scare rival tribes, as indigenous warfare is common.

Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea Photographer Jimmy Nelson has set out to capture pictures of as many of these groups as he could manage to meet over a two-year period in his “Before They Pass Away” photo compilation.

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Drokpa Tribe, India from Before they Pass Away, Jimmy Nelson

5. Hamar – Ethiopia  Hunters and gatherers, the Hamar live in the Omo Valley, located in the Great Rift Valley of Africa. They engage in trade with other local tribes, bartering beads, cloth, cattle and food. The people of the Hamar were influenced by Evangelists and Islam, practicing a mixture of both, along with Traditional African Animism.

Photographer Captures 35 Tribes Before They Pass Away

13. Ladakhi - Kashmir  The name “Ladakhi” comes from the word “Ladakh”, meaning ‘land of the passes’. The Ladakhi are mostly farmers, working tirelessly for four months in the summer, then spending the remaining eight months of winter in almost continual celebrations.

Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Musl.

2. Kazakh – Mongolia  A semi-nomadic people, the Kazakhs travel the valleys and mountains of Western Mongolia since the 19th-century. Famous for using eagles to hunt, the Kazakhs managed to retain this tradition for decades.

Photographer Jimmy Nelson published a book called "Before They Pass Away" showing the vanishing tribes of the world. Here are three Kazakh men using eagles to hunt.

10. Mustang - Nepal  The Mustang did not allow any outsiders to enter their lands until 1991. The people are very religious, practicing a faith that is similar to early Buddhism and most hold the belief that the Earth is flat.

A photo from "Before They Fade Away", a book by photographer, Jimmy Nelson, documenting the worlds disappearing remote cultures.