Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Himba Tribes Woman


The Himba are an ethnic group of about 25,000 people living in northern Namibia, and southern Angola. The Himba women wear very little clothing, and they cover their skin with mixture of butter fat and red clay. That gives shine and reddish texture. It's Himbas ideal of beauty and protects the skin from sun. The hairstyle worn by Himba women is also quite unique. The hair is braided ("weaved") and covered with the mixture of butter oil and special type of red clay. Before reaching the puberty girls have only two hair braids. After the puberty they are allowed to make more of them. Taken by Igor Bilić

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Thank you. Very regal woman. Also thank you for teaching me something about this ethnic group.