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Himba women

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 24 August 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The Himba is the famous tribe of ’red people’ in northern Namibia. Women paint themselves twice a day with red clay mixed with butter. They wear short skirts made of goat skins and long red clay covered plaits of hair ending with tassells.

Canon PowerShot G12 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 80 7 mm


excellent compo.......

24 Aug 2014 8:36am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent information ... knew about this town ... I draw much attention headdress. Very beautiful women! Many thanks Frances! A wonderful trip for sure! Best regards, Adela

24 Aug 2014 10:37am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image of these beautiful women and amazing hair

24 Aug 2014 12:09pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Aug 2014 3:50pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I photographed a lot them the women Himba when I went in Namibia. At the beginning they were a little bit wild with me and then suddenly they began laughing, asking me questions which I did not understand and to have fun with my incomprehension. The girls are often very beautiful, as those whom we see on your photo

24 Aug 2014 4:03pm

@Focales: I asked permission to take their photo and they agreed if I bought some of their bracelets.

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful scene beautifully captured and excellent info. ...

24 Aug 2014 11:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle scène et vue ces belles dame en train de vendre leur produit superbe.

25 Aug 2014 2:51am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I looked at your pictures far back, and everyone is very interesting. This is a good way to look at the world where there is no chance to go on a discovery tour there.

25 Aug 2014 3:47am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you for your visit - we had a wonderful tour so glad you are enjoying it too.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh intéresante la coupe de cheveux

25 Aug 2014 12:44pm

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Canon PowerShot G12
1/80 second
ISO 80
7 mm