Sunday, 6 April 2014

Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San

The Museum is an open-air facility where visitors can learn more about the traditional culture of the San. It is managed and operated by the Ju/'Hoansi San that takes visitors on an interactive tour where they can participate in some of the cultural activities. Although this is just what it says it is, a museum, and the San do not follow this lifestyle any more in Namibia, it has valuable educational value for both foreigners and the San themselves. The museum provides a much needed source of income to the impoverished local San community and goes along way to help them to restore pride in their ancient way of living. 

The museum is situated on the C44 that links the national road between Grootfontein and Rundu with Tsumke in the remote aastern part of Namibia. It includes about 80km of gravel road of which a section is very sandy. The photos below comes from a travel blog. Follow the link to get more info or visit the official Museum website

Access Road

Museum Sign

One of the Guides

Illustration of Fire Making Technique

Traditional Hunting Equipment

"Water" from the Soil

How the Ju/'Hoansi-San Lives Today

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