Well, nature is so naturally beautiful.
NO pun intended. Many times people love to
bring nature into their homes. That starts
with the flowers and even the seashells.
But now, think about nature as a body
art. Black Africans have been known
to do face painting. The book I’m talking
about is face painting with things found
in nature that’s on the face too.
The picture says it all (the cover of the book).
I really think it marvelous how the
face paint is done on her, the leaves
on her head.
Ethiopia’s Omo valley has
fabulous rites and traditions that
have been going on there 1,000s
of years. The nomadic peoples who
live there have body painting as
a specialty. They took things
for nature and decorated their
faces. Hans SIlvester has taken
the time to give a collection of
photos from his multiple trips.
There are a WIDe range of plants
so there is more and more room for
creativity, just like I see on the
book’s cover. Creativity….
There are leaves, roots,
sea pods, flowers, etc. The
The decorations are topped off
with butterfly wings, buffalo
horns, boar’s teeth, colorful
feathers, etc. You see that
type of art kinda makes me hungry.
It’s quite similar to a cake,
trying to decide what ingredients
you can add to it to get the exact
flavor you want. Just like when
they add things to their body
art, they are thinking what can
I do to make this complete? on
point, right on, exact….
ANyways, please do check out this