Mandari courting hut

Mandari courting hut
54 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
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1998.97.150.1 - Negative film nitrate , (56 x 56 mm)
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A young woman with a black ostrich plume in her hair standing on the steps of a raised lomore or courting hut in western Mandari. There were one or more such huts in a homestead belonging to a lineage or extended family, and were places where girls of courting age met young men in the evenings and slept there overnight. A white band painted around the entrance makes them known to others as a lomore.
Jean Carlile Buxton
Date of Photo:
1950 - 1952
[Southern Sudan] Bahr el Jebel Tali
Mandari Dari
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Fig. 1 in Jean Buxtons' article "Girl's Courting Huts in Western Mandari" Man , No.56, April 1963, p.49, with the caption "Fig. 1. Girls' courting hut, Mandari" [Chris Morton 28/1/2005]
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Ronald Carlile Buxton via Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Donated 1988
Other Owners:
Jean Buxton Collection
Shelter , Social Life , Ornament
Building House Women's , Ornament Hair
See Related Documents File. Buxton field notebooks in Tylor Library.
Christopher Morton 28/1/2005 [Southern Sudan Project]
Oxfordshire small business web design in the UK
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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