Why we open this museum? To keep it in
life and also to save it. So if we people missunderstand or maybe something happen in the village . Then we come here, then we solve our problems with the chief. So this is where the chief is sitting and where the visitors and the staff people are sitting. In the past the Damara people and the Bushman people where the oldest tribe in Namibia. But they didn’t know each other, because Damara people were staying in the rocks, in the mountains. And Bushmen people stayed in desert . So when the Damara people needed
something like water maybe for example, then they were usually even in town go
out and fetch some water and hid back into the rocks. So when the Bushmen people will come to water points , then they were finding footprints and
then then they were wondering whose foot They were wondering whose footprints they were. So when they catch the people while the people are taking the water and then they said oh so these are the ones who is stepping on our water points. So stepping means Damara. This one we call them ‘Tora Heek’.
It’s mopani leaves. The mopani tree is very important, because they’re used in many ways. If they build their houses, they’res using mopani sticks. So if you have a diarrhea or running stomach you can take the leaves, cook it out and you can drink it for diarrhea or running stomach. So we get also Mopani worms in the rainy season. So it is also a medicine once you have non-stop headache . Tablets are not helping you.
You can take Bush tea you can boil it out and you can drink it for headache. Inside this turtle yeah So this one we call them Carranza.
You can take the leaves. You cook it out in the warm water and cool the water down a bit and you can put it like droppings in your ear for ear pain medicine. This game was only played by the chief. If a chief has a problem with another chief they didn’t fight. They just played a game and the winner took the prize. They are taking the hair off. They take also this side and the meat off. And scratch it here off and then they put the fat on this side. Hang it in the sun . Then they make them soft. Then they carve them and make clothes out of goat skin. So the main tool that they are using are ostrich eggs. Ostrich eggs are also a medicine. Once a baby has a cold they burn it. Then they crash it until it’s softer like a powder. So these are the form for a hood. Are you excited after watching this video? Subscribe to my channel to see more videos.