unnamed (1)Living close to the sea give you the assignment to decorate your living space with things from the sea. Shells, old wood and old things from boats are a common decoration. But you don’t need to live on the sea to decorate your  indoor and outdoor space. These unique and hand woven mats from recycled marine sailing ropes give a nautical flair to every home around the world. SerpentSea was found in 2011 by Sophie Aschauer after a sailing trip to Nantucket.

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We are all different from each other around the globe but we all use fashion to decorate ourselves.

The German photographer HANS SILVESTER shows us in these images the way how Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia perform their ancient tradition of temporary body decoration. They don’t do it only once, but change their paintings and decorations a few times a day, the same then us when we dress up for different occasions.

Everybody of us has a different way and style, and uses objects from his surroundings to decorate himself. Further goes our surroundings, further goes our spirit of imagination and our possibilities.



I do not claim to own any of these images and give appropriate credit to their sole owner  HANS SILVESTER. 

The book “NATURAL FASHION: Tribal decoration from Africa” from HANS SILVESTER with these and many more beautiful images is available here.

Images via here