Himba … originally part of the nomadic Herero tribe that lived in southern Angola and migrated to Namibia in the early 16th century, they were driven into the waterless and inhospitable Kaokoland area by the Ovambo’s who guarded their own territory jealously and ferociously. They still live a nomadic existence, often abandoning their mud huts and settlements in search of water for themselves and their herds of cattle, goats and sheep, which are their main currency and provide for all their necessities in the way of milk, meat, clothing and utensils. The women rub ‘otjize’ over themselves, which is a mixture of butter fat, red rock powder and sap from a local tree. It gives their bodies a glowing red colour and protects them from the sun and insects.
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njmv79 (571) 2016-08-29 10:26
I have no idea and dont understand why there is no points given to this magnificent piece of history with all due respect to my people, they are a part of me, I have the same blood running in my veins, I remember when I was 5-6 years old, I used play and get lost in the Namibe Desert, and they knew where I was staying and they took me back home.
This is art at its best, I am amazed how they let you photograph even, they are very shy.
Your photo is outstanding in every way.
A thousand point for the image and another thousand for the notes.
Well done and TFS,