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Woman from Himba tribe sells crafts at Etosha game park...

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Caption: Woman from Himba tribe sells crafts at Etosha game park in Namibia, Africa.
Location: Namibia, Africa
Copyright: © Yvette Cardozo
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Photographer Code: NAMIBIA_1882a
AGPix ID: AGPix_Cardozo_0445
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Comments: Woman from Himba tribe sells crafts at Etosha game park in Namibia, Africa. The Himba are semi-nomadic people who inhabit the Kunene Region in northwestern Namibia. Unlike many indigenous groups in Africa, the Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle. Himba women have a particularly distinctive appearance. Each morning, they cover themselves with a mixture of butter fat, red ocher and local herbs that both gives their body the smooth, reddish appearance they find attractive, plus offers some protection against the desert sun. Married women wear a small headpiece made of soft skin on top of their braided and ochered hair. In addition, they often wear a heavy ornament around their necks that includes a conch shell that hangs between their bare breasts.

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