The Mursi tribe are a pastoral and nomadic tribe that live in the Mago National Park in the Omo Valley region in Southern Ethiopia. 


As a Mursi woman approaches adulthood, her lips are cut to signify growth and the older she gets, larger lip plates are introduced. I was told that the larger the lip plate, the more attractive the woman is for marriage 


A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop

A mursi girl standing by a tree

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A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop

A Mursi Woman and her baby

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A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop

A Mursi Woman with her lip plate

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A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop

A Mursi Woman grinds maize in preparation for dinner

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A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop
A documentation of the Mursi Tribe in Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia by Nwando Ebeledike, An African travel documentary photographer from Nigeria. Edited with photoshop

2 Mursi women and a Mursi baby

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