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.
Beautiful shots! 🙂