Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture
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September 3, 2016

Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture

Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture
A Himba tribeswoman was spotted in an urban city supermarket in Namibia and it took Swedish wildlife and documentary photographer Bjorn Persson (and everybody else) by surprise.

Persson who was then filming a documentary on the Himba tribe described the people as very original.

Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture
Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture
Himba woman proudly storms city supermarket in full glory of her culture

Persson said:

“The lady took me completely by surprise, as I was just doing my grocery shopping in a local supermarket while filming a documentary about the Himba tribe.
“She did not notice me at first, but after a while she realised what I was doing.

“The Himba women always dress like that, no matter if they are at home in their village or visiting the big, modern cities.

“It’s for their own beauty and tradition. They don’t just dress up for tourists as some other tribes do.

“The hair and whole body is covered with a certain kind of mud to protect them from the sun, and the clothes are mostly made of goat skin.”

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