Himba eyes

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Rómulo Rejón

In the area of Kamanjab, about 3 hours drive from the mythical Etosha National Park, lies a small community belonging to the last traditional tribe in Namibia: the Himbas. We sat with them around the holy fire to learn about their beliefs, ancestors and herbal medicine. We were instructed in the relevance of their jewels and hairstyles as symbols to indicate tribe status. We talked about their close relationship with nature, cattle and children... But the one thing I will never forget is the pureness of the look in their eyes.

Location: Damaraland, Namibia

 

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