Reference image with thanks to Vincenzo Vacca
Story from the photographer-
The Hammers are one of the most numerous tribes in the area, reaching twenty thousand units and living in a mountainous region in the eastern part of the Omo. They are farmers and sheep and cow peddlers, they bring their products to the weekly market in Dimeka and Turmi. Many women cover their hair with a paste made of ocher earth and fat of animal origin. Permanent neck rings indicate a woman's marital status: married ones have at least one ring around their neck. The goatskin of the robe is longer in the back than in the front and makes it look like gazelles.