The winner of the 2013 edition of the Big Brother Africa (BBA) reality TV show, Dillish Mathews, has appeared in a traditional Namibian wear when she recently visited women of the Namibian Himba tribe.
Dillish Mathews took to her Instagram page to share photos from her visit to a tribe largely considered the last semi-nomadic indigents of Namibia. (Scroll down for photos)
In a bid to fully understand their culture, Dillish found herself trying on some of the local wears. As women in Himba community traditionally don’t wear clothes to conceal their upper part of the body, Mathews also had to stay half-naked. All the outfit consisted of a leather skirt and traditional accessories.
Mathews’ captioned the photos: “See what my curious self was up to today#shareMyNamibia #Day7 ended in an epic manner. I am in#Opuwo #HimbaCommunity were crazy about my skin and I wanted to stay there FOREVER. The CEO of Namibia Tourism Board and The Digital managing director said that they wanted to push ME to my limits…..What they didn’t know was that this #Princess Has NO limits at all. Ey #Namibians you guys are #Blessed #mynamibiaholiday #shareMyNamibia#OvaHimbaCulturalWear this was on my bucket list :)”
The Himba, the least-Westernized tribe in Namibia, typically wear leather thongs or skirts. They smear their bodies with ochre, a reddish pigment extracted from iron ore. Women wear elaborate braids and copper or leather bands around their necks, making their figures appear very elongated.
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