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Tsemay warrior searching a wife - Ethiopia

In key Afer market, a Tsemay tribe man, with feathers on the head: it means that he achieved the cow jump, and now is looking for a wife, so he tries to look beautiful to seduce girls. Like Hamers, the Tsemay boys must jump over a range of cows to have the right to become a husband!

To be honest, taking pictures of those men was very complicated as we arrived late at teh market, and after 4 pm, all the men, including this one start to drink a local beer, and become drunk and agressive...One of them wanted to keep my Hasselblad! Now i'm laughing about this episode, but when it happened, it was really stressful!


© Eric Lafforgue


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Taken on October 30, 2008