Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

Himba tribe in Opuwo, Namibia, leads a very traditional way of life, but also enjoy the benefits of civilization, acquiring basic necessities in the local shops.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

Swedish photographer Bjorn Persson (Bjorn Persson) captures visit Himba women (Himba) to the supermarket, reports dailymail.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

Himba women always dress traditionally, regardless of whether they are at home in the village or visit the city.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

It's their own style, beauty and tradition. They do not just dress up as tourists, as do some of the many tribes.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

The hair and all of their body is covered with mud particular to protect themselves from the sun, and his clothes are mainly made of goat skin.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

This tribe is considered the last scion of Namibia semi people.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

Himba tribe population presumably about 50,000, mostly living in northern Namibia and Kunene river in the neighboring Angola. They are mostly graze and breed livestock (sheep and goats).

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket

In the 1980s, the tribe has lost 90 percent of their livestock due to drought, many of the nation, lost their herds, are refugees or have joined the paramilitary units.

Tribe is working closely with international activists to protect and preserve their way of life, objecting to forgive hydroelectric dam along the Kunene River. This construction would mean the complete flooding of their homeland.

In February 2012, against the construction of the dam was nominated protest from behalf of the UN, the African Union and the Government of Namibia.

Tradition and Modernity: African Himba tribe in the supermarket