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Himba Girl by enohla Himba Girl by enohla
This is a girl from a small Himba tribe in Namibia. The Himba people cover their skin and hair with something called Otjize, which is a mixture of butter, ash and ochre. They do this to protect themselves from the harsh sun, and has become a symbol of blood, life, and beauty for them.

The girl would always turn around and want me to take pictures of her hair. The fences you see are livestock enclosures and are at the very center of their village.
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Himba Girl by ~enohla ( Suggested by little-billie and Featured by 1pen )
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Photographer
Beautiful photo! I remember seeing these folks back in the 1970s. I later saw more in Windhoek while I was working on Namibia's independence story. Lovely!
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enohla Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer
Very cool. :) Thank you!  
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Photographer
U welcome!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Beautiful picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconenohla:
enohla Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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Orchideacae Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tribes are groups of people who carry the meaning of life throughout generations,a meaning you and I will never bother to understand.
Excellent capture!
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Animesketch12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
This is such a beautiful picture
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banuelosEIGHTY7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
great picture
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AnnaGladue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Writer
This is beautiful. It not only shows a beautiful girl, but a glimpse into a beautiful culture. Thank you for sharing this with us. :happybounce:
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LadyBelva Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful, THIS is true art! :love: Thank you for sharing this to us!
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LuciaElix Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... She is beautiful. 
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wolfyute Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A fantastic portrait with documentary value.
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lauventur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
its an awesome picture that expose pure culture
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Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I love her hair! It's so interesting and beautiful! Africans always seem to be able to do so many cool and interesting things with their hair. I'm actually a bit envious... :B

Congrats on the DD! It was very well deserved! :thumbsup:
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DreamingExperience Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
XD I'd want people to take pictures of my hair if it was as cool as hers, too! <3
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chaoticgirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
hey hair is awesome 
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks, you too!  
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Ohai I'm an Anthropology associate... and this is awesome. The nuances that you got in this photograph are pleasing to me.
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Glad you like it, thanks for the comment. :heart:  
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Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! is this the tribe who makes Honey Alcohol from bees that live in the ground? I think i saw something like that on an educational show.
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I have no idea. I don't think so, but that is interesting. :3  
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Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the tribe i watched on TV had red clay in their hair too, so that's why I was wondering.
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Taversia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
You do incredible work. :heart: Liked you on Facebook.
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:iconenohla:
enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:hug: Thank you! Really appreciate it. :heart:
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montygm Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Great shot.
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:iconenohla:
enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks!  
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Damanyel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
wonderful!!!!
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:iconenohla:
enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:heart:
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blessedarrow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Perinawa! :D
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MarryEllen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
she is pretty..I love it!
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:iconenohla:
enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Glad you like it 
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SeberHusky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you make her put clothes on for the pic?  Any time I see women  from tribes like this, they're always totally nude,  lol
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I didn't, the picture was taken as it was getting dark and cold. She was more bare earlier. lol
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SeberHusky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, I see.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Very nice indeed. Clever way to block the harmful ultra-violet radiation from the sun when they don't have the technology for sunscrean. In a certain type of way, I would say that it is more advanced than the sunscreen and hair dye of Western Civilization because it serves as both all at once. Not to mention it serves as a sense of style which is a perfect substitute for makeup and this that really offsets the cost.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It seems like the average tribesman (I'm no expert) doesn't have much of a concern for sun exposure, why is it important to these ones?
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Good point, that's just what was told to me and I have read it online as well. The Namibian sun during the day is very harsh, though!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
love it~!!
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:)
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varletlegion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Does it help keep the bugs off too, like a mud bath? And is her hair wrapped with leather, or what?   
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Don't know about the bugs, but their hair is covered in thick Otjize, too. They consider it beautiful.  
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varletlegion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
it is beautiful. she's a little hamhock though huh? :D
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:love:  
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are such a beautiful people :-)  You captured her beautifully!  Congrats!
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enohla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
 They are. Thank you!
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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