The Mursi People from Ethiopia have been using elaborate and decorative body art as a form of self-expression for an extremely long time and find great pleasure and pride in painting and expressing themselves. Body painting starts from a very young age, with mothers painting and decorating their babies with detailed designs. Body art is used to connect the people of the Mursi Tribe to their surrounding natural environment. It is believed in the tribe that if you are connected to your land you will live a long and prosperous life. Each pattern and design has a different meaning and is used for particular events, ceremonies and rituals. One of the main features of the Mursi tribes body art is the use of many spherical shapes, a heritage that still inspires modern product design!