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El continente africano como nunca lo habías visto

Presso i Karo la decorazione del viso ha anche lo scopo di sottolineare la forza dello sguardo (Beckwith/Fisher)

For the Karo (Omo Valley, Ethiopia) the decoration of the face is also intended to emphasize the power of the gaze. Many tribes of the Omo Valley see the body as a canvas on which to paint (Beckwith / Fisher)

Head-dress and facial decoration on Mekeo youth, Papua New Guinea. Mekeo people come from the eastern parts of the Gulf Province and the western parts of the Central Province in south-central PNG. Their spectacular costuming (=bilas=decoration) favours use of bright yellow on face and body. Head-dresses are a characteristic shape and made from feathers of the Eclectus Parrot (red), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (white) and domestic fowl (black). The round decorations are mother of pearl shell or…

Head-dress and facial decoration of the Mekeo youth, Papua New Guinea. Mekeo people come from the eastern parts of the Gulf Province and the western parts of the Central Province in south-central Papua New Guinea.

El resultado estético es impresionante, pero ¿qué hay detrás?.

Bellos “retratos”, ¿qué daño hacen? Un libro de fotografías sobre los pueblos indígenas abre el debate

"The nomadic Mursi tribe of Ethiopia lives in the lower area of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The Mursi are famous for their stick-fighting ceremony and Mursi women are known all over the world for wearing clay plates in their lower lips.

Bodita, Arboshash & Nirjuda, Dassanech Tribe, Omorate Village, Southern Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2011

Before They Artprint XIV Bodita, Arboshash & Nirjuda, Dassanech Tribe, Omorate Village, Southern Omo

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17 Beautiful Face Paints From Different Cultures Around The World

Tutta mia cognata

Face painting as landscape, Omo valley Ethiopia, photo Hans Silvester

Live Stail, Mount Hagen, 2014 Goroka Festival. Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Colours

Every year in September the small Eastern Highlands town of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, turns into bright colours as the tribes come from across the country.

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