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Dinka Men in Beaded Corsets, South Sudan

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

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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