Mandari woman with girls

Mandari woman with girls
111 x 81 mm | Print colour
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.97.86.1 - Negative film Safety , (56 x 51 mm)
1998.97.86.3 - Print gelatin silver , (104 x 98 mm)
Date of Print:
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A full length portrait of a Mandari woman with two girls, one carrying a baby and a gourd water container in a carrying net. The other girl is carrying a large basketry covered container on her head. They are all wearing colourful beads in a variety of colours around their necks and waists. Such bead strings were often given to young women by courting male youths.
Jean Carlile Buxton
Date of Photo:
1950 - 1952
[Southern Sudan] Bahr el Jebel Tali
Mandari Dari
PRM Source:
Ronald Carlile Buxton via Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Donated 1988
Other Owners:
Jean Buxton Collection
Clothing , Ornament , Vessel , Bead
Textile , Ornament Neck , Ornament Body , Vessel Gourd
See Related Documents File. Buxton field notebooks in Tylor Library.
Other Information:
In Some Notes on the Mandari of Equatoria Province, A.E. Sudan, (typescript notebook of c.1951 in Tylor Library, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford), book II, page 209, Jean Buxton notes that 'There are no age-sets for girls. They cannot wear REM beads. Or rather they do wear them, because they are given strings by the young men, but the wearing of them has no significance, they can wear any colour they like.' [Chris Morton 18/1/2005] This print is cropped to avoid the poorly or double exposed strip at the top. [Chris Morton 20/1/2005]
Christopher Morton 20/1/2005 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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