WEB DESK: At a time when there is a dire need of recycling waste material to reduce pollution, one tribe in Ethiopia has been showing off their latest fashion accessories made entirely from old pieces of rubbish, Daily Mail reported.
The Dassanech tribe have proved themselves to be a stingy group with many tribesmen and women wearing their unique jewellery recycled from old digital watches to bottle caps.
The African tribe, residing in the Omo valley of southern Ethiopia have created iconic headdresses from bottle caps, earrings from sim cards and necklaces from syringe caps.
Eric Lafforgue, from France, snapped the stunning images of the crafty tribe on three trips to Southern Ethiopian tribe, from the Omo valley near the Kenyan border.
Mr Lafforgue stated, ‘I like going to the market places where all the tribes come to trade, sell and buy.This is the best place to find beautiful things and meet people. Everyone wears the best clothes to show off their imagination.’
He added, “This Ethiopian town has become a stomping ground for the workers building a bridge across the Omo River. Because of this bars have begun to thrive there and where there are bars there are bottles, and where there are bottles there are bottle caps.”
The crafty tribe has re-purposed this fresh supply of used bottle caps by transforming them into headdresses and other jewellery. The more caps they have, the more confident they feel.
While the tribe is keen to sell their recycled goods, they have become so fond of their iconic bottle cap hats that they keep them for themselves.
Source: DAILY MAIL