A Herero woman demonstrating the cow dance. Although relatively little is know about the precise origins and meaning of the dance, it signals the centrality of cattle to Herero culture. (c) Jim Naughten, courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York
An elderly Herero woman in patchwork dress and pale scarf, As Herero women get older, the “horns” of their headdresses get smaller. According to some accounts, this is to symbolize their loss of fertility. Photos by Jim Naughten
timelightbox: “ Photograph by Jim Naughten, courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York Fifteen years after his first trip to Namibia, photographer Jim Naughten returned to document the Herero tribe — a people whose history and colorful dress has been.