The Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia – Portraits

The Hamar people were the first tribe I encountered in the Omo Valley, after arriving in Turmi we went out the first afternoon to a Cattle jumping ceremony (previous blog post), and the following day went out at dawn and dusk to visit a couple of Hamar villages. The people have a very distinctive style, with women wearing elaborately decorated goatskin, beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands. They wear copper necklaces to signify their marital status, with the 1st wife wearing 2 copper ones and a lather long tipped one. The men and women both indulge in elaborate hairstyles – the women use red clay and butter to plait their hair, and the men wear clay caps, sometimes topped with feathers.

Portrait of Ayke Bito, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Suma, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Sabe, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Faragne with her daughter, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Gela Dulla, Adulba Market, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Bashe, Adulba Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Goyte, Adulba Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Goyte, Adulba Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Gayto, Adulba Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Bodo, Adulba Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Children from Hamar tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Gadi, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Warka, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Layta, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Wato from Hamar Tribe, Turmi Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Guyna from Hamar Tribe, Turmi Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Hisoo from Hamar Tribe, Turmi Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Hama from Hamar Tribe, Turmi Market, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Share and Canekiy from Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Minyo with her little sister from Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Layta, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Canekiy, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Portrait of Shada, Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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