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The corset worn by this young woman is unusual because of the height of the projections at the back, which indicates that she comes from a family rich in cattle and will require a large dowry for her hand in marriage. The corset will be worn until the day of her marriage, when it will be removed.

Details

  • Title: Dinka Woman
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1977
  • Location: Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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