Dassanetch girl with caps wig - Omo Ethiopia

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    I came back to Omorate village, on the left side of the Omo river.
    Always the same old trunks to cross the river, fearing to fall in the water with all the cameras ans lenses!...always the same dirty village full of all kind of shits everywhere...but so nice people to meet.
    The Daasanach kids collect the caps of the Coca and beers in the bars of Omorate and make wigs with them.
    Soon, there will be a bridge on Omo river, so thousands of people, cars, trucks, will pass the Dassanech villages. I felt i saw the last traditional times of this tribe.

    The Dassaneth or Geleb are living on both sides of the Omo river.
    The Dassanetch are originally nomadic pastoralists . However, despite their dedication to cattle rearing current reality reveals that crop cultivation on the flooded banks of the Omo river and its delta are fundamental to their subsistence.
    Omoratte market of the Dassanetch has been serving for centuries as an important trading center of the Karo and the Geleb where the Karo head with their own clay pots to exchange them for grain, Coffee and ammunition.
    In the Dassanetch society power is in the hands of a group of about thirty elders called"bulls" (Ara).
    The hair style of the Dassanetch men is one of the most sophisticated in the Omo valley.

    Village d'Omorate
    Les Dassanetch (ou dassanech) vivient sur les deux rives du fleuve Omo. Ils sont aussi appelés les Geleb. Ce sont des pasteurs, mais l'agricultiure sur les rives du fleuve tend à prendre de plus en plus d'importance pour leur survie alimentaire. le marché d'Omoratte est un carrefour de longue date où les echanges avec les Karos sont nombreux (poterie contre café, armes, munitions..).
    Dans la societé Dassanech, le pouvoir est detenu par une trentaine de sages appellés les Aras (les taureaux).
    la coiffure des Dassanech, comme chez les karo, est tres sophistiquée.

    © Eric Lafforgue

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    1. nasti29 45 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot and B&W

    2. Juan-Juanant [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      una pasada , me gusta esta expresión

    3. pioupiou973 45 months ago | reply

      superbe portrait, j'adore

    4. Phil.65 44 months ago | reply

      Félicitation, je suis vraiment admiratif et fan de votre travail !

    5. Emmanuel Arruda 44 months ago | reply

      Excelente composição!

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    6. mictan 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful portrait !! :oD

    7. afelipesierra 29 months ago | reply

      Que buena foto!! La mirada es impresionante!

    8. Tonoz 29 months ago | reply

      Marvelous Shot !
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    9. Passie13(Ines van Megen-Thijssen) 29 months ago | reply

      Marvelous Shot !
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    10. CDR.onair 29 months ago | reply

      Marvelous Shot !
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    11. michael hsien 9 months ago | reply

      Quite a story equally beautiful is the portrait,fantastic.

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