1922.214.171.124 (Print black & white)
George R. Carline
These are Luo men going to a funeral wearing enormous headdresses, one riding an ox (rwath), another dressed in leopard skin (pien kwach) and they are all holding either a spear or a club (rungu, odunga or luth, depending on the type) which are all necessary in the funeral ceremony called tero buru (driving away death). Their headdresses of animal fur and ostrich plumes are typical of the period, although rather large. The young man in white shirt riding an ox may be too young to adorn the traditional funeral attire reserved mainly for mature respected elders but still he has to learn the art. [Gilbert Oteyo 27/04/2005 & CM 25/04/2007]
George R. Carline ?
Notes on print ms ink - 'GC 8'Notes on mount - 'Luo men going to a funeral, Victoria Nyanza'
For citation use:
Pitt Rivers Museum Luo Visual History "19126.96.36.199" 6 Jun. 2008. Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 24 May. 2013 <http://photos.prm.ox.ac.uk/luo/photo/19188.8.131.52/>.
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