The Karo Village people are known for their face and body painting and their elaborate beaded jewelry.













Grooming each other is common among Ethiopian village women.


Feathers and animal skins are also used for clothing and ornamentation.





This is a typical Karo hut.

I was surprised to see the padlock on this door – however, it was not  locked.


An interesting hair style.

At first when I looked at this woman’s abdomen I thought she had stretch  marks from pregnancy. I then realized it was scarification.

Unfortunate stick fighting is common in the villages.



This photo was taken early in the morning in the village.









This wrap is fringed with bottle caps!

Shells are also a common embellishment.


The location of this village is along the Omo River.



I saw a little acorn or other item behind the ear of many Karo. I do not know the significance.






These kids kept jumping this way and then wanting to see the photo on the LCD of my camera.

One thought on “Karo Village – Ethiopia January 2019

  1. Very interesting tribe, Betty and I were just talking about what a good photographer you are. Do you know where they are getting civilized materials like the guns, hats and botttle tops? Are they paying for them with wildlife they are capturing or killing?

    I truly admire your willingness to travel to such crude places and ability to thrive in such conditions especially in this season of your life. I know your family must be very proud and concerned at the same time.

    Safe travels on your next adventure.

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