Field Journal: Adornments of Ethiopia’s Mursi Tribe
Posted by Marco Tonoli
in Africa and Expeditions
“In the South Omo Valley, Ethiopia, livestock and land are a continuous source of contention between neighboring tribes. It helps in this instance to look fierce. Body painted, tusk bearing, AK-47 brandishing men protect the Mursi tribe, and woman pierce and stretch their lips to accommodate massive lip plates to make themselves less likely to be stolen by marauding neighbors. Yes, there are still places in the world like this and it’s a sight you truly have to see for yourself.” ~ Marco Tonoli, Ethiopia Expedition Leader
Join us on our next Ethiopia tour as we return to the South Omo Valley to learn more about these enigmatic people.