Hi, welcome to my blog page!  As I mentioned earlier, I will post various Africa countries' beauty. First of all, l post Ethiopia tribe's unique make-up. It is 'nature make-up'. If you are not African, you may think that make-up is very strange. But that make-up is also just a kind of make-up, like Burgundy make-up, Smoky make-up, etc. Please don't be prejudiced. Then, let's go to explore Ethiopia and their make-up.

About Ethiopia

Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 91,000,000 inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia is a multilingual society with around 80 ethnic groups, with the two largest being the Oromo and the Amhara. The origin of the coffee bean, Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts; with its vast fertile West, jungles & numerous rivers, the World's hottest settlement in its north, Africa's largest continuous mountain ranges and the largest cave in Africa at Sof Omar. 

The majority of the population is Christian and a third is Muslim; the country is the site of the first Hijra in Islamic history and the oldest Muslim settlement in Africa at Negash. A substantial population of Ethiopian Jews, known as Beta Israel, resided in Ethiopia until the 1980s but most of them have since gradually emigrated to Israel. Ethiopia is also the spiritual homeland of the Rastafari movement, which globalized its flag colors worldwide via pop culture and Reggae music.


Nature Make-up

That pictures are women who are living in Omo Valley, Ethiopia. It, taken by photographer Hans Sylvester, is published in the international media topic "natural fashion : African tribe's ornamentation".

He succeeded to visit combat areas 12 times and take pictures of dressed tribesmen.

Fruits, leaves, tree branches, roots and flowers, and so on... you can take all of that to the clothing. Because there is volcanic zone, tribals can readily find natural dyes and apply that in the face with your fingers or a simple brush.

According to the authors, men, women, and teens in the tribes should adorn themselves for no apparent reason. That adorn is not for show, but just for self-sufficiency.

Pictures cause aesthetic reflection. what is beauty? Are the civilized women who use expensive, and colorful cosmetics just beauriful? Are the metrosexual who take care of the skin and are finely dressed in expensive clothes just beautiful?

The works of Hans Sylvester remind the obvious fact that beauty is relative.



The video clip is about Ethiopia tribe's beauty. If you want to know more about 'nature make-up' and the tribe's culture, play the video.