Zande eleusine crop

Zande eleusine crop
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.111.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
6 (149) [frame 9]

Accession Number:
A pile of eleusine coracana (a type of millet crop that also forms the basis of beer-brewing) in a homestead being winnowed by a young woman (identified as Namarusu). This crop was once the most important base for porridge and beer, but has been displaced to some extent by manioc, a highly drought and pest resistant tuber, which is however somewhat less nutritious than flour produced from grain such as eleusine. Beyond is the large old-style granary (soro) of the homestead.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Food and Drink , Settlement , Religion , Shelter
Crop Millet , Foodstuff , Religious Offering , Building Storage , Storage Crop
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - [1966.27.21] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of negatives in envelopes. Nos. 1 - 400
Added Accession Book Entry - [In pencil in column] Catalogue room.
[1966.27.23] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of prints in envelopes, nos. 1 - 400 (prints of negatives in 1966.27.21)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Zande Photographs (E-P)"] - 111. Girls (Namarusa) winnowing Eleusine. 6(149)

Other Information:
In The Azande (OUP, 1971) (page 91) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'The Mbomu granaries were the gburuki and the soro... the soro is an unusually large grain-store with a door instead of a moveable roof..[and] is built by wealthier persons, but neither, in my experience is often to be seen today.' E-P's shadow (including pith-helmet) is evident stretching into the photo at the bottom. The same compound and granary also feature in [1998.341.19, .134, .136, .235, .331] [Chris Morton 13/10/2003]
Christopher Morton 13/10/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
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