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Himba - Nmibia

XXXI-67 - Exclusively selected Fine art print

Himba | Hartmann Valley, Cafema | Namibia, 2015


The characteristic ‘look’ of the Himba comes from intricate hairstyles, the use of red ochre, traditional clothing, and personal adornments in the form of jewellery. Although nowadays some of this is purely decorative, traditionally every detail has symbolism and meaning, representing different ranks in society. The number of rings can signify a quantity of family, possessions, class or background. Himba use hairstyles to display their status and position within the community. Married women wear a small crown made of goat skin on their heads.


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With its projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation (JNF) is completing the circle Jimmy has started. As cultures are rapidly changing through time, and the world’s cultural diversity is at risk, now is the moment to act. The JNF supports Indigenous communities in preserving and passing on their traditional heritage and knowledge by investing in reciprocity and educational projects.

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  • Editions

      Limited to 19

  • frame

      Wallnut wood

  • glass

      Musem glass

  • Sizes

      062 x 086 cm - Edition of 9

      100 x 140 cm - Edition of 6

      140 x 200 cm - Edition of 3

      170 x 245 cm - Edition of 1

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