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A Yoruba divination tray, Nigeria, 19th century. Size: 42 cm diameter. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd.

A Yoruba divination tray, Nigeria, century. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd.

As documented by Hans Silvester "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"     In the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, personal decoration created with the help of friends (and without mirrors)  MORE at link!

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Surma and Mursi body art Omo Valley, East Africa Photo by Hans Silvester from the book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

These are from a book by photographer, Hans Silvester: Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa. Published by Thames & Hudson.

Copper Mask from Northwest Coast (Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Painted Copper Mask -- Century -- Northwest Coast -- Via Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

Hans Silvester photograph...great natural addition..

People from the Omo Valley ~ Mursi & Surma people, southern Ethiopia ~ by Hans Silvester.

Asaro tribe warriors in mud and pig's faces at Mount Hagen Sing-Sing, Papua New Guinea

Asaro tribe warriors in mud and pig face at Mount Hagen Sing-Sing, Papua New Guinea

Africans in China History | Genetic study challenges theory that modern humans came from just one ...

Genetic study challenges theory that modern humans came from just one place in Africa

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

Africa Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

This girl is from Niger and is a member of the Hausafulani people...

Up close and personal with amazing portraits of African tribespeople

Up close and personal with amazing portraits of African tribespeople: This girl is from Niger and is a member of the Hausafulani people

Africa | Fertility doll from the Namji people of Cameroon or Nigeria | Wood, glass beads, West African coins, leather, shells, metal beads and natural fiber

Africa | Fertility doll from the Namji people of Cameroon or Nigeria | Wood, glass beads, West African coins, leather, shells, metal beads and natural fiber

Dressed from head to toe in black, with white markings on his face, this is a Maasai nomad known as a Nyangulo. He is undergoing a tribal trial in which he must live in the wild for three months

Photographer captures three unique tribes in Tanzania

I’m Vlad Cioplea, a photographer from Romania. This autumn I went to Tanzania, Africa, to photograph Maasai, Bushman and Tatoga tribes because I’ve always liked