Mursi tribe

Collection by Alysha Webb

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Mursi girl - Omo valley by Jean-Christophe Huet on Flickr.

Africa | The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen who, over the past few decades have encountered growing threats to their livelihood. | ©Image and caption Jimmy Nelson

Omo Valley. Hans Silvester


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Body Scarification: Mursi tribe of Ethiopia

Body Scarification: Mursi tribe of Ethiopia

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One of the most famous traditions of the Surma (collective term for Mursi and Suri tribes) are the clay lip plates inserted into their lower lip. This practise happens when women reach marriageable age. The two lower teeth are knocked out (usually by a rock) and a slit made in their lower lip in which a small wooden plug is inserted. This plug is replaced by a larger one until the lip is stretched enough to hold a clay or wooden plate

Disappearing tribes of Ethiopia: Incredible images of the Surma people

The Surma people are made up of the Suri tribe and the Mursi tribe. These images were taken in Ethiopia by Louisa Seton, who wanted to photograph them before they disappeared.

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Ethiopia – Ethiopia (also Abyssinia ) is located in East Africa . Bordering countries are Eritrea , Djibouti , Somalia , Kenya and Sudan. Who visited Ethiopia should be clear that Ethiopia is among the 10 poorest countries in the […]

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woman mursi HDR. Omo valley. Ethiopia

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Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

With colourful make-up, flamboyant accessories and elaborate decorations, you'd be forgiven for thinking these images originated in the fevered mind of some leading fashionista. Yet far from the catwalks of New York, London or Paris, these looks are the creation of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley

Tribes, surma, mursi, South Ethiopia by Hans Silvester

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Mursi people

Mursi people

The Mursi (or Murzu) are a Nilotic pastoralist ethnic group that inhabits southwestern Ethiopia. They principally reside in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, close to the border with South Sudan. According to the 2007 national census, there are 7,500 Mursi, 448 of whom live in urban areas; of the total number, 92.25% live in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR). © All rights reserved | | Getty…

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Africa | Surma Tribe mother and child, sitting outside their home making a drink called 'Borday'. | © Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.


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Suri lady from tulgit / ethiopia

Suri lady from tulgit / ethiopia

The people of the Surma and Mursi tribes are body painters -- they paint their bodies with pigments made from the earth. Mothers paint babies, children and adults paint themselves and each other in a tradition that seems unchanged for thousands of years. Their paintings range from abstract designs of circles, lines, dots and swirls, sometimes focused on specific body parts, to all-over patterns of flowers, zig-zags and fingerprints that form a dazzling array on the entire body.