This Himba man is wearing the traditional attire for his tribe. The sun blazes most of the day, so light, free clothing is necessary to stay cool. Sandals are often made from old tire treads. The staff is used as a walking stick and a rod to prod cattle and goats. Copper and leather necklaces surround his neck and wrist. Often a knife will be strapped to the belt. A Himba family’s wealth is measured by the number of cattle they own.