TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A Himba woman uses a combination of mud and clay to plaster the walls of her hut at the onset of winter.The Himba are a pastoral and nomadic people of northern Namibia who are closely related to the Herero people. The Himba speak OtjiHimba a variation of the Herero language. They tend herds of goats and cattle in the arid semi-desert environment, living in extended families in homesteads. Most live without access to electricity and water is often scarce. Female members of the group are tasked with collecting water and firewood, looking after the children, preparing food and additional tasks like plastering the walls of their huts. Filmed near Opuwo, Kunene region, Northern Namibia.
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