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Dinka Men in Beaded Corsets, South Sudan

Carol Beckwith

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies
Friday Harbor, United States

Dinka men from South Sudan often walk through the cattle camps hand in hand. This physical touching celebrates their close bonds as age-mates. Their traditional corsets are color coded to show their status in life: a red corset indicates a young man 15 to 25 years old, while a yellow one shows he is over 30 years old and ready for marriage. 1979

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  • Title: Dinka Men in Beaded Corsets, South Sudan
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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