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Dinka Woman

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher1977

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

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.

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

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