Namibia Herero People Herdswomen

Two dolls representing the Herero people of Namibia, they are herdswomen wearing traditional leather dress. The Herero people are originally herdsmen tending cattle and this type of dress was worn until the Herero women were forced to wear Victorian style gowns during the German colonization (late 19th/early 20th century).

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Dolls wearing traditional costume
Origin Namibia
Culture Herero people
Medium Fabric, stockinette, leather, beads
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 24 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Online


No postcard available. There should be a nice postcard here that matches these dolls, to show you how the people living in Namibia are dressed in their traditional costume.

There is nothing suitable in our postcard books at the moment, too bad!

Happy collecting,