Lawi Leboyare's initiation

Lawi Leboyare's initiation
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Lawi, a recently circumcised Samburu boy about to butcher an ox during 'The Ceremony of the Arrows' which marks the end of the circumcision rites.

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
 
2004.130.15332.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Kenya
Region
 
near Maralal
Cultural Group
 
Samburu
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1977

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