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Meisjes dragen hun haar in twee vlechten over hun voorhoofd; in de puberteit vlechten ze hun haar in kleine staartjes die ingesmeerd worden met geitenvet en oker.

Meisjes dragen hun haar in twee vlechten over hun voorhoofd; in de puberteit vlechten ze hun haar in kleine staartjes die ingesmeerd worden met geitenvet en oker.

African tribes - natural beauty | Red Mud  Himba hairstyle | photo by Gladys || the Himba People are among the oldest surviving group of people on the planet. Even the ancient Egyptians attributed their ancestry tracing back to this humble and beautiful tribe.

African tribes - natural beauty | Red Mud Himba hairstyle | photo by Gladys || the Himba People are among the oldest surviving group of people on the planet. Even the ancient Egyptians attributed their ancestry tracing back to this humble and beautiful tribe.

Himba Woman - the Himba people are semi-nomads living in Northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola.

Himba Woman - the Himba people are semi-nomads living in Northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola.

Ohma - the unofficial chief of the Himba Village. Kaovoveld, in the North of Namibia, Africa.

Ohma - the unofficial chief of the Himba Village. Kaovoveld, in the North of Namibia, Africa.

HIMBA WOMAN Living in the South of Angola, photographed in 2011 Photography by Henk Bothof

HIMBA WOMAN Living in the South of Angola, photographed in 2011 Photography by Henk Bothof

Himba Youth Has His Hair Styled in a Long Plait known as Ondatu Namibia. Photo by Nigel Pavitt

Himba Youth Has His Hair Styled in a Long Plait known as Ondatu Namibia. Photo by Nigel Pavitt

The Himba people of Namibia can see fine details and ignore distraction much better than most other human beings – a finding that may reflect the ways that modern life is changing us.

The Himba people of Namibia can see fine details and ignore distraction much better than most other human beings – a finding that may reflect the ways that modern life is changing us.