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Shelters Made Out Of Cow Dung And Sticks By The Himba Tribespeople Stock Photo ngs28_0057Adults Only,African Tribal Culture,Bedding,Chicken,Color Image,Day,Distant,Domestic Animals,Full Length,Hill,Horizontal,Livestock,Mountain,Namibia,One Person,Opuwo,Outdoors,Photography,Rear View,Residential Structure,Tradition,Two Animals,Unknown Gender,Unrecognizable PersonPhotographer 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.