Kenya, medium group of adult males dancing outdoors. Crowd of adult males watching. Dancers wearing personal-ornaments including feathers. Male at right wearing head-dress of animal-hide. Some males playing drums. Rural setting. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- 1923 (?)
- Made in: Kenya
- Length: 10.2 centimetres
- Width: 12.85 centimetres
Inscription Content"22." [manuscript on back]; "[...] 22. The "Mbalia" dance. The young men decorate themselves with feathers attached to various parts of their legs and arms. They usually wear a high headdres [sic] of colobus monkey skin or baboon skin. [...]" [typed on paper accompanying album; numbered description is part of a list, see [WAG-] PIC DOC 16].
Main themes of album: East Africa - portraits, views, ceremonies and dances; European camps and expeditions; daily-life including cattle-keeping, food-preparation, metalwork and other crafts; objects and paintings. Album contains 146 photographs. Circumstances: [WAG-] PIC DOC 16; [BLA-] PIC DOC 17; [KUR-] PIC DOC 09.
- Topographic representation of: Kenya
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Object reference number: EPF5846
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