WALL 2 - ORNAMENTS AND JEWELLERY FROM THE RIFT VALLEY
The Rift Valley stretches from Djibouti to the north of Tanzania, passing through Ethiopia and Kenya and extending to the edge of Uganda and South Sudan in the west and Somalia in the east. The ethnic groups of this valley, also known as the Cradle of Humankind, are bearers of powerful identities and traditions that are manifested in their body art, their ornaments and their jewellery. An art that they develop with remarkable creativity despite the limited means at their disposal. The twelve photographs presented here illustrate this artistic creativity by highlighting the scarrings of the Larim (South Sudan), Turkana (Kenya) and Nyangatom or Surma (Omo Valley in Ethiopia) ethnic groups, the ornaments and dresses of the Hamer or Nyangatom (Ethiopia), Toposa (South Sudan), Datoga (Tanzania), Rendilé, Pokot or Turkana (Kenya) women. Authentic and inspiring creations that are sources of influence for Western fashion.