Himba Hair

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Title

Himba Hair

Size

11 inches x 18 inches

Medium

Pencil

Price

Original: $2,000 SOLD
Giclée: AP (50) $300 LE (250) $250

Description

The Himba people are a nomadic people found in northern Namibia. They are considered friendly and are marveled for their fascinating rituals, dress, hairstyle, and jewelry.

Himba women have a distinctive plaited hairstyle and headdress. A young Himba girl’s ondato (plaited hair) is usually divided into two to four plaits.

As women pass through different social stages in life, their hairstyle must change according to the traditional styles of the Himba people.

Himba Hair was inspired by photographs from Francesco Mastalia.