BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY.ARBORE tribe. ETHIOPIA by Jimmy Nelson

BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY.

ARBORE tribe. ETHIOPIA by Jimmy Nelson

Arbore people are pastoralists (livestock farmers). They believe that their singing and dancing eliminates negative energy and with the negative energy gone, the tribe will prosper.

The women of the tribe cover their heads with a black cloth and are known to wear very colorful necklaces and earrings.

n the past, the Arbore used to possess the monopoly of the ivory trade. They exchange cattle for agricultural products from the Amare Kokke and aquire worked iron from the Kerre and Borana. The Arbore build their huts slightly oval in shape.

The Arbore believe in a Supreme Being creator and father of men whom
they call Waq.
Young children will wear a shell type hat that protects their heads from the sun. Body painting is done by the Arbore using natural colors made from soild and stone.

Traditional dancing is practiced by the tribe and wealth is measured by the number of cattle a tribesman owns.

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