Himba woman and child. Women cover their skin, and hair, with a mixture of ochre and butter fat, giving a red tinge, considered beautiful. Women perform most of the labour-intensive work of the village; this woman may be caring for the child of another who is working with cattle or fetching water.
The semi-nomadic Himba number between 20 000 and 50 000. Living in a harsh desert climate, they retain much of their traditional lifestyle.
Kunene region, northern Namibia
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The Falls by Sunrise with the spray cloud rising 1, 200 feet, pub. 1865. Creator
The Falls by Sunrise with the spray cloud rising 1, 200 feet, from The Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, pub. 1865 (colour lithographgraph). T. Baines delt_T. Picken, lith. London Published Oct 4th 1865; Victoria Falls; Thomas Baines (1820-1875) was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia; in 1858 Baines accompanied David Livingstone (1813-1873) along the Zambezi, is believed to be one of the first white men to view Victoria Falls; a large party of men can be seen both indigenous and European; Europeans are setting up a camera, sketching and frying breakfast, indigenous men are carrying cargo and food
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