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TRADISHIN is an up and coming fashion brand based in Toronto- Canada. Our products are high quality accessories which take inspiration from both African and Western influences

Tradishin Socks

Shop At Tradishin For Stylish & Comfortable African Print socks to Complete Any Outfit! These unique socks come with a special story which adds value for the customer along with exceptional style.

Himba

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Himba

10.00

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  • 70% cotton 
  • 27% nylon 
  • 3% spandex 
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The Himba, Tribe of Namibia

The Himba (singular: OmuHimba, plural: OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples with an estimated population of about 50,000 people living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland) and on the other side of the Kunene River inAngola.There are also a few groups left of the Ovatwa, who are also OvaHimba, but are hunters and gatherers. The OvaHimba are a semi-nomadic, pastoral people, culturally distinguishable from the Herero people in northern Namibia and southern Angola, and speak OtjiHimba (a Herero language dialect), which belongs to the language family of the Bantu.The OvaHimba are considered the last (semi-) nomadic people of Namibia.

Another unique fact about the Himba people is their cultural association with otjize paste . Otjize paste is a mixture of butterfat and ochre pigment used by the Himba tribe of Namibia to protect themselves from the harsh desertclimate. The paste (Otjize) is often perfumed with the aromatic resin of the Omuzumba shrub. The mixture lends the skin a deep orange or reddish tinge. This symbolises earth's rich red color and blood the essence of life, and is the Himba ideal of beauty. The Himba use the same paste (Otjize) in their hair which is long and plaited into intricate designs . The rich colour of Otijize inspired the main colour scheme for these one of a kind socks . The other noticeable patterns were inspired by the jewelry and clothing of the Himba people .