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Mursi Tribe Girls With Lip Plates - Extreme Body Modification : ) Beauty in different cultures

Members of the Mursi tribe, Ethiopia Image: Marc Veraart Teeth sharpening, ear elongations, lip plates, nose stud.

Daasanetch man with clay hat | Dassanetch men, like Karo use… | Flickr

Daasanetch man with clay hat | Dassanetch men, like Karo use… | Flickr

Africa << How do they get down?!

Stilts have been around for thousands of years. Believed to have originated in China to traverse through flooded land. They are also used to celebrate the receding floods using colourful costumes, singing and dancing.

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Cartagena, Colombia, One of the most vibrant and culturally inspiring cities filled with colour, energy and natural beauty. Image by Juan Sebastien Ramirez.

Africa | Ferm ornament for a headdress from the Akan people | Gold | ca. 1850 - 1900 ||| {GPA}

(Ghana) Gold ornament for a Headdress from the Akan people of Ghana. ca 1850 - 1900 CE.

Silvester's recent work features the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, presenting the beauty of the tribes' ancient tradition of temporary body decoration.

People from the Omo Valley ~ Mursi & Surma people, southern Ethiopia ~ by Hans Silvester.

Fotos de la tribu Dassanesh - Etiopia - Africa - Taringa!

Over a period of 6 years, renowned photographer Hans Silvester photographed peoples of the Omo Valley. It is a very remote area in Ethiop.

Africa | Just one of the great images included in Gianni Giansanti's publication 'Ultima Africa'

Omo valley body painting from Gianni Giansanti's publication 'Ultima Africa'