15 Rare Photographs That Captured the Lifestyle  of  Suri and Hamar Tribes  in Ethiopia
Irish photographer Trevor Cole captures the lifestyle of Suri and Hamar tribes in southwest Ethiopia where more than 40 tribes can be found in the Omo valley alone.@MailOnline

1. Suri tribe girls take a break from panning for gold by playing in the river in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Suri tribe girls take a break from panning for gold by playing in the river  in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

2. An Ethiopian Suri women is pictured holding her lip plate and traditionally painted face with huge corncob headgear

An Ethiopian Suri women is pictured holding her lip plate and traditionally painted face with huge corncob headgear

3. A young Suri women from Western Omo with body scarification in Omo Valley

A young Suri women from Western Omo with body scarification in Omo Valley

4. The Suri tribe's very distinctive lip plates, which two women are more than happy to show off as they pose for the camera

The Suri tribe's very distinctive lip plates, which two women are more than happy to show off as they pose for the camera

5. A Suri tribe girl kindles a fire as there is no electricity in the villages and fire is used as an essential part of daily life

A Suri tribe girl kindles a fire as there is no electricity in the villages and fire is used as an essential part of daily life

6. A group of face-painted Suri tribe women gather to get pictured. Face painting is an integral part of tribe life with such pride taken over appearance

A group of face-painted Suri tribe women gather to get pictured. Face painting is an integral part of tribe life with such pride taken over appearance

7. An old Suri tribe woman lights her pipe in Omo Valley, home to more than 40 tribes and about 200,000 people

An old Suri tribe woman lights her pipe in Omo Valley, home to more than 40 tribes and about 200,000 people

8. A young Suri girl applies red and white make up using a mirror. Her tribe use distinctive paint made from clay to paint their bodies

A young Suri girl applies red and white make up using a mirror. Her tribe use distinctive paint made from clay to paint their bodies

9. A group of Hamar women and girls move in unison as they sing at a bull jumping ceremony, where young men 'come of age'

A group of Hamar women and girls move in unison as they sing at a bull jumping ceremony, where young men 'come of age'

10. They paint themselves as a form of camouflage when hunting, or as decoration at special ceremonies, festivals and when outsiders visit

They paint themselves as a form of camouflage when hunting, or as decoration at special ceremonies, festivals and when outsiders visit

11. As well as make-up, tribeswomen use fresh ochre to stain their hair in another layer of showmanship when it comes to the way they look

As well as make-up, tribeswomen use fresh ochre to stain their hair in another layer of showmanship when it comes to the way they look

12. As well as make-up and hair staining, yhey also wear very distinctive beads and jewellery made from recycled materials - batteries, watch chains, bottle tops

As well as make-up and hair staining, yhey also wear very distinctive beads and jewellery made from recycled materials - batteries, watch chains, bottle tops

13. They paint themselves as a form of camouflage when hunting, or as decoration at special ceremonies, festivals and when outsiders visit

They paint themselves as a form of camouflage when hunting, or as decoration at special ceremonies, festivals and when outsiders visit

14. An old Suri woman enjoys an evening smoke of tobacco from her calabash pipe, captured by Irish photographer Trevor Cole

An old Suri woman enjoys an evening smoke of tobacco from her calabash pipe, captured by Irish photographer Trevor Cole

15. A woman is pictured taking shelter from the sun with a jute back in the market

A woman is pictured taking shelter from the sun with a jute back in the market

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