omo tribe

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The Omo collection is focused on combining art with functionality whereas the inspiration originates from the tribes of the Omo Valley, the border of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan.

Expressing their beauty

These nomad people have no architecture or crafts with which to express their innate artistic sense. Instead, they use their bodies as canvases, painting unique arts on their skin with pigments made from powdered volcanic rock and adorning themselves with materials obtained from the world around them, such as flowers, leaves, grasses, shells, and animal horns.

mursi tribe

Mursi use ornaments, obtained from nature, to decor their headdress with unique and beautiful colors. Fingers are used instead of paintbrushes.

Green - the color of nature - symbolizes fertility, harmony, and freshness.

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Kara tribe inspired clothing by MAYA MAYA

kara tribe

Kara are known for scarification, where they lightly slice the skin with a knife and rub ash into the open wounds, in order to produce a permanent beauty effect. Tribe members wear colorful necklaces and bracelet decorations every day.

Indigo blue - natural pigment from plants, the color of sky and sea. Very inspirational and represents stability and confidence.

suri tribe

Inspired by the unique dotted face and body paintings. The tradition of clay plates is depicted in circular design prints.

Red - the color of blood, strength, and passion

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Hamar tribe inspired clothing by MAYA MAYA

hamar tribe

They have a unique way of dressing and adorning, where they show their marital and social status by wearing warm colors. The collection was inspired by their impressive armbands worn by both, women and men.

Yellow – the color of sun, energy, and happiness.

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