This is a really unique Cosmetic Fat Container made out of Cow Horn and Leather from the Himba Women from Nambia.. Fat containers store a combination of ochre and butterfat, used to adorn the body and objects, which in this case, includes the object itself. These traditional ochre and butterfat containers are a necessary accessory for all Himba women. Women collect the gum of the omazumba shrub to perfume the butterfat and the bark of the omumbara to grind into an aromatic powder to mix with the ochre before smearing it on their bodies. Himba women have a particularly distinctive appearance. Each morning, they cover themselves with a mixture of butter fat, red ocher and local herbs that both gives their body the smooth, reddish appearance the Himba find attractive, plus offers some protection against the desert sun. This small cosmetic container is really unique and would be a wonderful addition to your home or your collection.
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Shows age, discoloration, has a nice patina and is in good condition.
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