In all of Africa, childhood is a time for children to develop creativity. On special occasions, for example, Surma children decorate their bodies using chalk and earth pigments to create a plethora of patterns.


  • Title: Painted Surma Children
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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