Omo Tribus


In the middle of the Omo Valley of Ethiopia we find an interesting collection of tribes whose natural sense of the artistic leaves us entranced by the many faces of beauty.


About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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3 Responses to Omo Tribus

  1. Carlos:

    Such a special talent that englobes many aspects of pictorial art — a feeling in creating and using colors in a such varied effects, mating them with creative design and much sensibility, besides the esthetic sense towards local nature resources — make us to believe that genuine art can spring out whenever there be the means.
    I risk to say (I’m not a specialist) that in this specific case of the Omo River tribes, this so espontaneous expression of art can only occurs in a social context where primitivism and innocence provides its balance.
    As a not-for-profit activity, a mere exercice of their natural talent, this make us aware of the limitless human possibilities.
    This ethinic group is menaced with a great project of a plant of civil engineering to be set just in the valley of the River Omo.
    If this really occurs, soon this people will lose their innocence.


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