„Omo Delta, Ethiopia (John Warburton-Lee)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

Ethiopia, Omo Delta. A young Dassanech girl wears her hair partially braided and coated in animal fat and ochre. Typical of her tribe, she has on a leather skirt, metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead necklaces. A long leather strap decorated with cowrie shells hangs down her back. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000, the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb, Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

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