Zande woman sifting manioc flour

Zande woman sifting manioc flour
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.341.127.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
83 (+150) [frame 10]

Accession Number:
A woman (identified as na Diwisa, i.e. mother of Diwisa) outside a hut sifting manioc flour from an open-weave basket into a square flat basket beneath. Beside her stands a gourd of flour, a mortar (sangu) and another type of mortar, with a longitudinal section removed from the log to form a trough.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
na Diwisa
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Agriculture and Horticulture , Food and Drink , Basketry , Tool , Domestic Life
Crop Millet , Foodstuff
Food Preparing
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)"] - 127. Old Woman (na Diwisa) preparing Manion [sic]. (+150)

Other Information:
There is a pencil note on the print rev. which looks very like the 83 written on the reverse of [1998.341.149.2], which has the film number 83 (+141). I have therefore assigned this image to that film number. In his "Impressions of the Zande" (Sudan Notes and Records, Vol.X, 1927 page 132) P.M. Larken states that 'the latter [mortars] are of two types, and are called sangu. The upright form consists of a cylindrical receptacle, supported on a narrower neck rising from a broader base, and averages three feet in height and eight inches in breadth, the cylinder accounting for half the height. The other kind is merely a straight log hollowed out longitudinally to make a trough. When using the latter, a woman sits on the ground with the trough between her legs, and scars are common where the flesh of the inside of the thighs has been pinched between the edge and the pestle in a moment of inattention. The pestle is a straight piece of wood cut from the tree called wili sangu, which is remarkably light, made smaller in the middle for a grip.'
Christopher Morton 14/10/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
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