Hamer women - Bull jumping ceremony

A group of Hamer women walking to the location of a bull jumping ceremony near the town of Turmi, in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Their shirts are held up at the back showing the scars they received at previous ceremonies where there were whipped, in support of the initiate. Their hair is twisted in a mixture of butter and mud to form strands. In their hands they carry trumpets made from cow horns, used when they are dancing at the ceremony.

Life in Omo Valley, Ethiopia - Hamer women - Bull jumping ceremony by Yuelleum

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