Unique cultures of red woman in Himba tribe

Tuesday, April 30th 2013. | reviews

The African continent has many traditional tribes with unique cultures. One is the Himba tribe in Namibia, Africa.

Himba tribe Unique cultures of red woman in Himba tribe

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Unique cultures of red woman in Himba tribe
Himba tribe are ethnic tribe numbered 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia. They are semi-nomadic tribes, which means the place of residence is not always permanent.

The uniqueness of the Himba tribe members than any other tribe in the world is skin of female population is red. The red color is not natural, but rather a part of the tradition. Every morning Himba woman applying red paste to the skin and their hair, making it almost the same color with the color of the ground where she lived.

Still a debate about the origin of the tradition of coloring the body with red pasta. Some experts say the goal to protect the body from sunlight. However, some are said to repel insects. To be sure, the red color is part of the makeup because only Himba women wearing this color, thus as quoted from CNN.

Himba tribe is a tribe of farmers, their animals were bred in the middle of the village. Every morning, a Himba woman applying red dye into her body and then set to work taking care of farm animals. Only after that, the men tending the animals.

Since the 1990s, the Himba Tribe has successfully preserved their traditional culture and make it part of tourism. Although keeping the tradition, they remain open to the presence of strangers.

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