Kenya, medium group of Maragoli adult males dancing in a circle at a "funeral dance". Males wearing leg-rattles, American clothing, feathers [?] in hair. Crowd in background. Rural setting. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- 1880-1938 (Earlier date uncertain.)
- Made in: Kavirondo
- (Africa,Kenya,Nyanza Province)
- Length: 18 centimetres
- Width: 13.05 centimetres
Inscription Content"Photographs of the Bantu-Kavirondo: [...] 131) Funeral dance. Maragoli. Note the leg-rattles. [...]" [typed on paper, ETH DOC 68; numbered description is part of a list relating to whole album].
Main themes of album: Kenya - portraits of Luyia men and women; their buildings and activities including construction, agriculture, trapping, food-preparation, metalworking, pottery-making and market scenes; initiation and funeral ceremonies including divination and music-making. Album contains 131 photographs. Circumstances: [WAG-] PIC DOC 16; [KUR-] PIC DOC 09.
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Object reference number: EPF5817
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