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.

More information about the project is available here:

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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