Luo women and girls

Luo women and girls
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Description

A group portrait of a seated woman surrounded by young women and younger girls, and described as belonging to Kisumu clan of the Luo, captured in a humorous moment in relaxed fashion despite the posed formality of the group. Their personal adornments are simple glass bead necklaces (tik ng’ut), front aprons (olemo), string waist belt and waist beads (tik nungo) and earrings (stadi). The shaven head hair styles are very youthful and would have been a fashion in the period for young women.

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
 
1998.209.44.6
Country
 
Kenya
Region
 
Nyanza; Kisumu
Cultural Group
 
Luo
Photographer
 
Charles William Hobley
Date
 
1902

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