May 22, 2009

Natural Fashion

Yesterday while window shopping I came across a really fantastic photo book, Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Silvester. The photos are of the tribes people from the Surma and Mursi tribes in the Omo Valley. Mainly documenting their body art and 'fashions'. Stringing flowers together and making vails and head pieces. They sometimes use horns as hats, paint their faces in a graphic styles. It's really beautiful to see the ingenuity of the tribes' body decorations. Check out a few more photos on amazon:

Definitely a good coffee table book... and it'll look great on my shelf!

1 comment:

Shelley Noble said...

Great find, thanks, Jess