A Himba woman milks a cow in Opuwo, Namibia.
Credit: JOY TESSMAN
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Collection: National Geographic
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A Himba Woman Milks A Cow In Opuwo Namibia Stock Photo30-39 Years,Adults Only,African Tribal Culture,Bucket,Cattle,Color Image,Day,Domestic Animals,Herbivorous,Livestock,Low Section,Milking,Namibia,One Animal,One Mid Adult Woman Only,One Person,One Woman Only,Opuwo,Outdoors,Photography,Side View,Tradition,VerticalPhotographer JOY TESSMANCollection: National Geographic The Himba are herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats while leading a semi-nomadic life. They migrate with their herds to the different waterholes from season to season. Clothes, hair and jewellery hold a special meaning and form an important part of their tradition and culture. Women spend many hours on beauty care and grooming every day. They cream their whole body with a mixture of rancid butterfat and ochre, scented with the resin of the Omuzumba shrub. The cream lends the body an intense reddish glow, which reflects the Himba idea of beauty.