„Kaokoland, Namibia (Nigel Pavitt)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

An old Himba woman, upright despite her years, rides her donkey through harsh land where mid-day temperatures rise to 400C. Her body gleams from a mixture of red ochre, butterfat and herbs. Her hair is styled in the traditional Himba way and is crowned with a headdress made of lambskin, called erembe. Her garments are also made of leather. Her anklets are homemade metal beads strung on leather. The Himba are Herero-speaking Bantu nomads who live in the harsh, dry but starkly beautiful landscape of remote northwest Namibia.

Picture ID: 4f0a445
Marina von Ketteler liked this artwork 2013-11-12 17:12:27 UTC
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