At 17 or 18 years a girl is ready for marriage, and is fattened up by her family to look attractive. A beaded bodice veils and subtly enhances her femininity. A valued gift from her mother, the bodice is passed on to her younger sister after marriage.


  • Title: Dinka Women in Beaded Bodices
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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