Ozonja for Himba make-up

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Ozonja for Himba make-up


The “Red Women” of Namibia

story by Sophie Spickenbom

The Himba, semi-nomadic people living in the northwest of Namibia, are known for their “red women.” The red color comes from the mixture stored in this container. They apply it to their bodies and their hair every single day. Therefore, this mixture can help us to get a little insight into the Himba people’s lives.

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