Ombuena Young Himba Woman's Neckring - Seed beads and Ochre
An authentic Himba Neckring from Namibia.
In 2012, Nharo did a project collecting objects of cultural attire from the Himba community in and around Opuwo, Kunene, Namibia.
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The Ombuena is worn by a young woman from the time of menarche until the birth of the first child. The piece is composed of white seed beads and covered with otjize, a mixture of ochre, fat and herbs. This ombuena was originally worn in Opuwo and collected in 2012 by Nharo.
Height: 3 cm
Width: 23 cm
Length: 23 cm
Weight: 339 g
Nharo spent a lot of time with the Himba and is proud to work with them promote their culture.
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