The Surma Tribe, Ethiopia

Over the weekend I’ve been reading up on photographer and travel blogger Marisa Papen, who swapped her Belgian home for a new cultural experience with the Surma Tribe in Ethiopia, including living nude amongst them, and also shaving her head in the tradition of the Surmas.

You can see many of her photos of the experience via the link above, or on her own website. I won’t reproduce her photos here, as they’re Marisa’s copyright.


The males of the tribe appear to be routinely naked, while the women are generally seen in a skirt of some description. (All images above from Google Images)

I think it’s an exceptionally interesting read from a cultural perspective and I’d recommend you click the links accordingly.