Old Machete – Mursi Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia
1970′. Iron, wood. Cm. 61,5 high (24,21″).
The Mursi live in an almost inaccessible area between the Mago and Omo Rivers. They are predominantly pastoral but they are also engage in limited agriculture.
The Mursi are a tall, striking race, with an aggressive reputation.
The men only wear a blanket tied over one shoulder, the woman a similar fashioned goatskin. Both sexes cut their hair very short and shaved designs into it. The women are famed for wearing large plates in their lips and ears.
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