Photographer's Note

Among himba people, hairstyles indicate age and social status.

A young girl typically has two plaits (ozondato) of braided hair, the form being determined by the patrilineal descent group.

Just before puberty, the girls wear long plaitlets worn loose around the head – it can take on various forms and sometimes wigs are worn over it.

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