A Konso man wears a phallic Kallaacha on his forehead. Made of cast aluminium and ivory or bone,the Kallaacha is worn during the tribe's initiation and gada age-grade ceremonies. The Konso who live by their successful agricultural economy,live next door to the pastoral Borana and have many customs in common including the wearing of the phallus.
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- A Borana man at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears a phallic Kallaacha on his forehead. Made of cast aluminium and ivory or bone,the Kallaacha is worn during the tribe's initiation and gada age-grade ceremonies. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes.
- A Moslem man at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, the weekly market at Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.All manner of farm produce, livestock and household items are offered for sale.
- The Konso people of southwest Ethiopia worship the sky God,Waq,and place carved wooden effigies at prominent places to honour their illustrious ancestors. These eerie totems are often found grouped together. They can depict a dead hero,his wives,his enemies slain in battle or dangerous animals he may have killed in his lifetime.
- An old Konso woman with facial scarification smokes a traditional pipe made in part from a small decorated gourd. Tobacco is grown locally by the Konso.
- A Konso youth of southwest Ethiopia carries home a wooden yoke used by pairs of oxen to plough the land.
- A young Dorze boy winds cotton onto a bobin for his father. Dorze men are synonymous with weaving the best cotton cloth in Ethiopia.
- A young woman at the entrance to a Konso homestead in southwest Ethiopia.The konso have a great affinity for wood and stone, large tree trunks and branches surround every home, and special care is taken to select the most pleasing shapes for their entrances.
- The central meeting place, mora, of an old Konso village set in dramatic scenery in southwest Ethiopia. The oldest villages date back 500 to 600 years and are fortified with huge dry stone walls.The Konso people are very industrious farmers, cultivating poor soil on terraces, which are buttressed with stones and rock.
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- Konso men wear stylish,brightly-coloured hats,which they weave from locally-grown cotton. Only men work the wooden looms but women flay the cloth to flatten the warp and weft. Much of their production is used to make the voluminous skirts of Konso women.
- A Konso village set in dramatic scenery in southwest Ethiopia.The Konso people are very industrious farmers,cultivating poor soil on terraces,which are buttressed with dry-stone walls. They share a number of customs with their neighbours,the Borana. They both worship the sky God,Waq,and both have an ancestor cult.
- An old Borana man at Chew Bet in southern Ethiopia. His unbleached cotton wrap and turban are typical of the older generation of his tribe.The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes.
- Camel transport in the Libyan Sahara. The precious cargo of mother and her 15 day old baby is accompanied by its Tuareg owner on the route between Sebha and Ghat,Libya
- Dassanech children play on the bank of the Omo River at sunset. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.
- A Hamar woman sits on the ground breast-feeding her baby in the village square of Dimeka. Married women wear two heavy steel necklaces. This woman wears an extra necklace with steel a steel phallic symbol which identifies her as a first wife. She also wears a goatskin capefringed with cowrie shells and her hair long in a braided fringe matted with animal fat and ochre.
- A priest at Kebran Gabriel Church shows one of its many ancient illustrated books; the church has the largest library in the Tana region.
- At 400m across and 45m deep,the Blue Nile Falls,known locally as Tis Abay or Smoking Nile,are at their most spectacular after the rainy season in October.