Dassanech Scarification

Category: People


Photo and caption by Ralph Bennett

The Dassanech women, in the south Omo Valley in Ethiopia, adorn aesthetically their bodies with scars made with pointing stones, that are later covered with ashes. This scarification process is intended to imitate the skin of the crocodiles, a highly venerated animal in the area.

Location: Lower Omo Valley Region, Ethiopia


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