Himba - Nmibia
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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