Samburu initiates

 
Samburu initiates
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of three young Samburu men, taken shortly after their circumcisions. They still wear the black skin cloak and have also been adorned with woman's earrings and one wears an ostrich feather headdress. Two hold bows and blunted arrows with which they can shoot small birds that are then stuffed and worn hanging from the back of the neck.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.15017.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Kenya
Region
 
near Maralal
Cultural Group
 
Samburu
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1977

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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