HERERO TRIBE: portraits that tell a history – a new book

In his new book, ‘Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia’, due out in March of this year, acclaimed photographer Jim Naughten captures the stunning traditional costume of this southern African tribe. Set against the stark background of one of the harshest environments on the planet, the tribe’s people proudly display their homemade paramilitary costumes and voluminous Victorian style dresses, complete with cow horn shaped head pieces. The Herero attire, decidedly western in design, tells the story of the region’s tumultuous occupation by German colonizers in the late 19th and early 20th century. A fascinating series! Learn more about the Herero’s history on Jim Naughten’s site. The book, ‘Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia’ is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Photos via jimnaughten.com, blackboxvintage.com and trendland.com. Spotted on Trendland.

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