During courtship season the diversity of looks achieved by a Kara man knows no bounds. His dark complexion, highlighted with white chalk spots, combined with red jewellery and black ostrich feathers give him a striking and unique appearance. His painted grey and ocher clay hair bun symbolises courage and bravery and often indicates that he has killed a dangerous wild animal or enemy.


  • Title: Kara Man with White Chalk Spots, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
  • Creator: Angela Fisher & Carol Beckwith
  • Location Created: Ethiopia

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