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Surma young girl

Ethiopia - Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region

The Surma (or Suri, as they called themselves) are also known for the tradition to paint their face or parts of their body in white, like ghosts, using a sort of paint by mixing plaster and water.

These cultures use their body as a vehicle of artistic expression, a way to transmit messages. Consider their body the best "canvas" as possible, worthy of being decorated with care with pictorial motifs, or tattoos or even small raised scars.

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Alexander Kazakov14-Apr-2015 14:38
Fantastic portrait! V
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