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„Konso, Gamo Gofa Province, Ethiopia (Nigel Pavitt)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography
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Ethiopia, Gamo Gofa Province, Konso. A Konso man wears a phallic Kallaacha on his forehead. Made of cast aluminium and ivory or bone, the Kallaacha is worn during the tribe's initiation and gada age-grade ceremonies. The Konso who live by their successful agricultural economy, live next door to the pastoral Borana and have many customs in common including the wearing of the phallus.

Picture ID: 6278cbc
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