19188.8.131.52 (Print Black & White)
D. V. Figueira, Mombasa
A group of Luo men and women, probably photographed at a market in Nyanza. Luo body scarification decoration (ngo'ol) and personal body adornment (skin aprons, bead necklaces, armlets and anklets) of the period are all in evidence. Also visible here is the traditional use of cowrie shells (gaagi) on leather belts and headbands. The women seem to be on the way to a market with grain pots (agulu) and baskets (adita) on their heads. In some cases a coil (tach) made from papyrus reed or grass is used to balance the pot on the head. [Gilbert Oteyo 21/04/2005]
Notes on print ms ink - '3'Notes on PRM card - 'KAVIRONDO. Figuaira phot. dd. Balfour 1932'
19184.108.40.206 & .2
For citation use:
Pitt Rivers Museum Luo Visual History "19220.127.116.11" 6 Jun. 2008. Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 19 May. 2013 <http://photos.prm.ox.ac.uk/luo/photo/1918.104.22.168/>.
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