Himba woman closeup portrait

Angelo Chiacchio2018

Ephemera documentary

Ephemera documentary

The Himba are a semi-nomadic, pastoral tribe in nothern Namibia. The tribe's women are the symbol of the Himba way of life. They cover their bodies with red powder, adorn themselves with handmade jewelry and use mud to style their hair. Mbendura wears an erembe, a traditional headpiece sculpted from sheepskin. It represents her status as a young wife and mother.

Learn more about the Himba people.


  • Title: Himba woman closeup portrait
  • Creator: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Opuwo, Namibia
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Medium: Digital photograph

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