The Himbas of Opuwo, Namibia

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We spent the night in a Himba village. These boys used our table as a jungle gym.

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Girls night out! (Literally) The woman stayed up all night singing and dancing to celebrate a girl’s coming of age.

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Look at the ornate hair of this Himba woman. It’s actually extensions covered in red ochre. Her big necklace is a sign that she does not have children.  

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Look at all of that jewelry! They are still living their traditional ways. The girl on the left moved to the city, but she did not like it and moved back to her village. The girl in the middle is one of the chief’s many wives.

 

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The Village Chief and his sons. He was very curious about our culture. 

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