Samburu initiate

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

Description

Portrait of a young Samburu man, taken shortly after his circumcision. He still wear the black skin cloak and has been adorned with women's earrings and an ostrich feather headdress with small stuffed birds 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
 
2004.130.15191.1
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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