The Himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people, living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region. They are herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats while leading a semi-nomadic life. They migrate with their herds to the different waterholes from season to season. They are closely related to the Herero tribe and speak the same language.
Himba women are famous for covering themselves with a mixture of butter fat, ochre and herbs to protect themselves from the sun and from insects. The mixture gives their skins a reddish tinge.
They are consider the most beautiful people in Africa.
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cargus (7556) 2013-08-21 1:33
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-21 1:48
Well, they are certainly very handsome people, and the children seem healthy and happy. A very good, sharp photo of daily life in their humble village, with the brown skins blending nicely with the pale earthen colours of the surroundings. We don't see many photos from this country. Thanks for the good note.