A young Krobo initiate enters the sacred forest wearing many strings of glass beads around her hips and white strips of calico criss-crossed over her chest. She has been splashed with chalky water to ward off any evil force. She also has a leaf placed in her mouth to turn her thoughts inward and to remind her of the obligation not to speak until the ceremony is over.


  • Title: Krobo Female Initiate
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: Ghana
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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