Until recent years, the tribes of the Omo River basin in the remote south-west of Ethiopia had not even heard of the nation of which they were a part. The larger the lip plate, the more goats her father could demand from prospective bridegrooms for her hand in marriage. In addition, married Afar women wear a traditional headdress called the "shash" in their native African language. Prev post Next post. A priest appeared beneath a splendid parasol.
We skirted a lake where tropical bou-bou birds were singing duets.
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The warriors appeared, their bodies decorated with white markings. After all, none of us girls is turning up to the office with side boobage on monday anyway. The winners of the contests are selected by Mursi girls to have relations. At home and in the company of other women, they tend to take the plates out and let the stretched lower lip dangle down below the chin in picturesque fashion. As we pushed west and south, the road became rougher; the vegetation wilder; the faces blacker; the clothes more bedraggled; and the smiles wider. One of the African tribes that this website focuses on in the Himba tribe which comes from the north Namibia area in Africa, in the arid Kunene province formerly called Kaokoland of the Namib Desert.