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I am so impressed with indigenous art of Africa. On the border of Ethiopia and Sudan lives the Surma Nomadic Tribe. Here I honor their tradition of body art that includes face painting and adornment with flowers on headdresses. These rare African Crown Crane feathers were legally obtained almost 40 years ago by a local rare feather collector who retired and passed them down to me. I am honored to put African body art and rare crane feathers together in my art.