CALCITE with DUFTITE Tsumeb A classic Tsumeb formation of slightly smoky coloured Calcite included by Duftite. Crystals of rhombic Calcite are sharply formed measuring to 3.6cm on edge, in a part parallel growth habit. Mid-green Duftite has been deposited over much of the display face of the specimen, which in-turn has been covered in a thin veneer of colourless Calcite. Spotted over the Calcite crystals are spherulites of green Malachite.
Namibia--these faces remind me that the world's original people came from this region and the great migration started here. Look at the girl's face--she has something from every region of the world in her features.
Africa | Mbalantu women entering the ohango initiation ceremony; just before the ceremony their long sinew strands were converted into 2 or 4 thick plaits, known as eembuvi. Sometimes small ornaments, which were adorned with white porcelain beads, were attached above the forehead at the base of the plaits. | The Mbalantu live in the extreme northern parts of the Omusati Region and part of their tribal area extends into southern Angola. | Photo: CHL Hahn, Collection Antje Otto