Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Out of Africa

The Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley as photographed by Hans Silvester in his book Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa. Sublime.

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Pigtown-Design said...

These photos are fabulous... I love the juxtaposition of the foliage and the face paint.


The Peak of Chic said...

I agree with Pigtown. Such beautiful photographs.

design dna said...

these photographs just lit a spark on every brain cell i own. i honestly can not remember when i have seen something so inspiring. a more beautiful headdress could not be made from the finest silks. it really takes nothing but a heart full of beauty. perfect, perfect, perfect. i am just jumping up and down in my head.

katiedid said...

These are just human works of art! I may have to add this book to my library. Can I wait until my birthday? Hmm.

design dna said...

i have ordered this book but have come back to look 3 or 4 times. i can not get over it.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Hattastic did a post on these as hats and made me smile.
Philip Treacy eat your heart out!