The Himba people live in northern Namibia. Check out this photo gallery or read the National Geographic article here.
A second piece of cord is threaded through the cinch beads shoelace-fashion then tightened up to provide a snug fit.
The ends of the cords are knotted then buried in the rows of beads.
One of the reasons cited as to why the Himba wear these anklets is the prevalence of snakes. These anklets apparently provide some protection from snakebites.
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