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Ethiopian hand drawn signs

Posted by rod - 17.01.2014

Over the Christmas holidays I traveled to Ethiopia which is located in the Horn of Africa. Whilst visiting the tribes of the Omo Valley in the south-west of the country, we past through dozens of medium to small towns and villages. It was amazing to see that the digital printing age hasn’t really arrive into this part of the country. Most shop, street signs or adverts were were still hand painted. Most of you most probably know that India is still big on Hand painted signs such as these. One of the characteristics of the Ethiopian hand drawn signs is off course the Ge’ez script or Amharic language, which is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.

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OMO Tribes by Sam Barker

Posted by rod - 04.04.2013

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UK travel photographer Sam Barker took some incredible images of the Southern Ethiopian OMO tribes. Sam took these pictures during a 10 day trip photographing the people and their tribal body paint and surroundings.

For more photos of the OMO tribes have a look at the Ethiopia archive.

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Surma people

Posted by rod - 27.03.2012

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The Surma people are made of the Suri, Mursi and Me’en tribes which inhabit Ethiopia and South Sudan. World class travel photographer Giordano Cipriani took some amazing photos of the people in Ethiopia, documenting their rituals, culture and habitat.

Check out these links for more excellent photos of Ethiopia

Images via planet mag

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Ethiopian tribe

Posted by rod - 12.07.2011

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Heiða Helgadóttir traveled to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia and took some impressive photos of the tribes there. Over 200,000 tribal people still live in the Omo Valley which is located in South Ethiopia and the lower Valley of the Omo has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. More images from the Omo Valley tribes can be seen here and here.

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H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, and his Lions

Posted by rod - 10.12.2010

A small vintage collection of Ethiopia‘s emperor Haile Selassie I with his Lions. The lion is considered as Ethiopia‘s national animal and can be seen on various national artifacts such as the Ethiopian Lion of Judah flag and Ethiopian Airline. Images via ethiopianreview, and flickriver

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The Ethiopia Lion of Judah

Posted by rod - 29.03.2010

The Lion of Judah has been a part of Ethiopia for quite some while to be exact since the 13th century. Nowadays the Lion of Judah motif is figured prominently on the old imperial flag, currency, stamps, etc. and may still be seen gracing the terrace of the capital as a national symbol. It is also part of Rastafari culture. Images via rastaheadwrap, wholesalerastaoutlet, and commons.wikimedia.org

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Abyssinia by Joey Lawrence

Posted by rod - 17.03.2010

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Abyssinia by Joey Lawrence: You might seen the photos which Joey shot of the people of the Mentawai Islands which I posted last week. If you haven’t visited his website it is definitely worth checking out. The photos above are taken in Ethiopia, love them. Joey Lawrence

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Ethiopian Birr

Posted by rod - 03.03.2010

Ethiopian Birr via banknotes.com

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Ancient Manuscripts

Posted by rod - 23.01.2010

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Ethiopian manuscript.

Ethiopian Healing Scrolls

Leather bound manuscripts from Timbuktu, Mali

Nice blog post about Ancient Manuscripts, for more info head over to Art Propelled.

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Ethiopian Scroll Art

Posted by rod - 29.11.2009

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Ethiopian Scroll art: via worldartdesigns.com

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Ephrem Girma

Posted by rod - 24.08.2009

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Nice illustrations by Ethiopian designer Ephrem Girma who sent me his website. Inspired by the Angels of Gondar, Ethiopia.

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Omo Valley

Posted by rod - 20.08.2009

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Incredible Photos taken by Hans Silvester in the Omo Valley Ethiopia/Sudan, published in the Dailymail. Found via spectrumwomen

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Vanity of Man by Nicho Södling

Posted by rod - 11.07.2009

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Fantastic photographs by Nicho Södling about people in Ethiopia. Found via brittonbritton.com

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Omo Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Posted by rod - 09.06.2009

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Amazing photos of Ethiopia taken by Eric Lafforgue.

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Pepsi Ethiopia (communicate more)

Posted by rod - 09.05.2009

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Ethiopian type used to create faces and expressions. Designed by Sahar Malek

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Ethiopian Typography

Posted by rod - 06.05.2009

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Ethiopian Typography. Definitely a difficult subject to research for. But I think I found some good examples. If you click onto this link (senamirmir.org) you can also download some fonts onto your computer.

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Omo valley tribes

Posted by rod - 05.05.2009

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Brent Stirton took some amazing photographs of the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia: Found via Sub-Studio

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Ethiopian Airline logo

Posted by rod - 02.05.2009

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Ethiopian Airline Logo. Found via ethiopianva.blogspot.com

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