A Himba girl looks forward into her future and realizes she is a part of her past. Her tribe has maintained their traditional lifestyle; a lifestyle that has preserved for hundreds of generations. She walks the path of her ancestors, and proudly follows in their footstep. She will teach her unborn children the ways of their ancestors and their children will teach theirs. In time, the future will unfold and reflect the past.
Himbas are an ethic group living in the region of northwestern Namibia, Africa. They have managed to maintain their traditional culture and lifestyle. The unmerciful desert climate they live in has secluded them from outside influences; because of this isolation they have managed to preserve their original culture and traditions for centuries. The Himbas are nomadic people following their herd of cattle and goat to new grazing areas and waterholes. The Himbas women are known to cover their bodies with a special mixture made up of butter fat, red ocher, and local herbs. This formula not only shields their bodies from the harshness of the sun but it also gives their skin a beautiful reddish appearance.