The Hamars are a people of East Africa living in southwestern Ethiopia in a fertile area of the Omo Valley. The traditional dress code for unmarried Hamar girls includes cowrie-shell collars, glass-beaded necklaces, and decorated goatskin.
I discovered these funky leather cuffs by Lopa Art on Etsy. Lopa Art is a group of 3 moms who fell in love with Ethiopian art and the artisans that create it. A portion of their sales is donated to humanitarian efforts for the people of Ethiopia.
The Mursi and the Surma women in Ethiopia are the last women in the world to wear lip plates. It’s unclear precisely why or how this custom evolved, but it is a mark of women of high birth by Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado