Samburu initiate

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

Description

Portrait of a recently circumcised Samburu boy wearing a black goat skin and ostrich feathers and small bird skins attached to his headband. He is posing with a bow and blunted arrows with which he has shot the birds that adorn his headband.

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
 
2004.130.24718.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Kenya
Region
 
Lake Rudolf Loiengalani
Cultural Group
 
Samburu
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1980

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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