In the remote lands of the Omo Valley, in the extreme south of Ethiopia, the women of the Hamer ethnic group preserve one of the most ancient meanings of human beauty. Dressed in their brass ornaments, feathers and antelope skins, each and every day they honor the essence of a culture from a forgotten past. In the small village of Wegnerke, Ayika opens the doors of her home to us to reveal the secrets of a society whose aesthetics go far beyond simple decoration. It is a sign of identity.
“We are all the same and this is how we live. My name is Ayika. I am a Hamer. I grew up here. My family is here. You are in my home. That’s it”.