Namibia Kunene region Himba village woman Himba people fled from the Nama warriors to the remote north-west in the 19th century They are a subgroup of the Herero The Himba managed to maintain their traditional dress of multi-layered goat-leather miniskirts and ochre-and-mud-encrusted iron, leather and shell jewellery. They use a natural herbal perfume known as 'otjizumba' and smear their skin with a mixture of butter, ash and ochre. They wash once during their lifetime - the day after their wedding The Himba avoid the modern world and continue a semi-nomadic lifestyle, raising sheep, goats and some cattle...
- Carlotta Maitland-Smith
- Image Size
- 3357x5028 / 2.4MB
tribe, tribal, native, Africa, people, human, African, rural, himba, traditional, leather, head dress, jewellery, decorative, home, feathers, ochre, woman, women, female, indigenous, anthropological, colour, color, colourful, travel, ethnic, ethnographic, culture, ornament, adornment, jewelry, custom, tradition, village, life, headress, head, dress, hat, mud, clay, Namibian, third, world, 3rd, developing, country, southern, population, tourism, anthropology, headdress, scarf, breasts, naked, bare, tits, primative, clothes, ul2ps
- Contained in galleries