Visit the Himba tribe

Namibia

They are located in the Kunene region in Northern Namibia. They are the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia. They survive by practicing subsistence farming and livestock rearing. Their staple food is sour milk and maize porridge.

The women in this community do the most labor-intensive work compared to the men. They wear clothes made from calfskin and cover their faces with otjize paste to protect themselves from the Sun. The paste is made from butterfat and ochre pigment. They observe every aspect of their traditions.

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