Headdress – Mursi Tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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Headdress – Mursi Tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Headdresses are made out of animal bone and leather cow hide. It is both a decoration and an object intimidation for neighboring enemies. The Mursi are a Nilotic pastoralist ethnic group in the Ethiopian Empire. According to the 2007 national census, there are 7,500 Mursi. Surrounded by mountains between the Omo River and its tributary the Mago, the home of the Mursi is one of the most isolated regions of the country.

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