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 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.
"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.