Himba Cuff - Village Mud


In northern Namibia live the Himba people – a true nomadic tribe who wear little clothing, often made of goat skin and cover themselves in a thick ochre for protection against the harsh dessert climate. They adorn themselves in amazing jewellery made of leather, shells, metal, plastics and other materials that they find. Their traditional life has far from been adapted to the modern world, however trade of jewellery for money and other goods is common. This cuff has been worn by a Himba woman around the ankle for protection against snakes – still covered in ochre, they are made from an old plastic poly pipe found in the ground and carved with beautiful and intricate patterns symbolic of animals, the landscape and tribal culture.

This ‘Village Mud’ cuff is unique, only 1 available. Measures 6cm high x 7.5cm wide.

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