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portrait of a girl dassanech tribe | by anthony pappone photography
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portrait of a girl dassanech tribe

Also known as the Galeb or Geleb, this tribe lives just north of Kenya's Lake Turkana. Their neighboring tribe is the Turkana people. Cattle are used by the tribesman for meat, milk and clothing. Often Their cattle die from disease and drought. the Poorest Daasanech are the tribes in the Omo Valley.


men wear the typical hair if they have recently killed an enemy or a dangerous animal, bear head of ostrich feathers. But women wear necklaces with colorful beads.

Dasanech men and women are considered masters of body decoration, wearing earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets of beads.

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Taken on May 1, 2011