Esam Hassanyeh, Hamer Tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Portrait of Gai Dibo, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Gai Dibo is the first wife of a Hamer.
The patterned seen on her stomach is decorative. The skin is pinched and a swift nick is made with a sharp knife. The entire pattern is cut at the same time so that the when the body heals, the scarring is even.