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.
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- 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.
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