Shopping mall customers were left in shock after a woman, from the Himba tribe in Opuwo, Namibia, entered the mall.
According to Swedish wildlife and documentary photographer Bjorn Persson, who spotted her as he was picking some items at the supermarket:
“The lady took me completely by surprise, as I was just doing my grocery shopping in a local supermarket while filming a documentary about the Himba tribe. She did not notice me at first, but after a while she realized what I was doing.
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“The Himba women always dress like that, no matter if they are at home in their village or visiting the big, modern cities. It’s for their own beauty and tradition. They don’t just dress up for tourists as some other tribes do. The hair and whole body is covered with a certain kind of mud to protect them from the sun, and the clothes are mostly made of goat skin.”
It’s thought the lady is in her 20s, and she was seen perusing the washing powder aisle.
See more photos from the tribe below:
What a culture!