Child Headdress – Himba Tribe – Kunene Region (Kaokoland), Namibia

Vegetable fibres, glass beads, shells, “otjize” paste. Approx. cm. 37,0 high (14.57″). Grams 368,6 (13.0 oz.).

The Himba (or OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic, pastoralist people of Namibia.

Hairstyle and jewelry play a significant role among the OvaHimba, it indicates age and social status within their community.

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