The Himba people
The Himba live in Northern Namibia. They predominantly breed cattle and goats and lead a nomadic life. Clothes, hairstyle and jewelry are all of particular significance to the Himba. They traditionally
cover their bodies from head to foot with butterfat tinted with ochre to protect their skin from the severe sun and desert climate. They were extremely hospitable to me, but unfortunately my stay with them was cut short by the
September 11 events in New York - just when I was starting to reach a deeper intimacy with them.