Himba PVC JewelryThe Himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia. They are nomadic pastoral people, closely related to the Herero, and speak Otjihimba.
The Himba wear little clothing, but the women are famous for covering themselves with otjize, a mixture of butter fat and possibly to protect themselves from the sun.
The mixture gives their skins a reddish tinge. This symbolizes earth's
rich red color and the blood that symbolizes life, and is consistent
with the Himba ideal of beauty. Women braid each other's hair and cover it in their ochre mixture.
These hand carved bracelets are actually made from PVC pipes, so everything is recycled