Himba Village Bracelet


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. These bracelets have been made and worn by the Himba people – still covered in ochre they are made from tightly woven plastic fibre and grass with metal detail and joins – all materials they use are found around the village.

Each ‘village bracelet’  is unique – colour, detail and size will vary. Measures approx 6 – 7 cm wide.