Clothing Style, Mandingo Woman, Senegal, 1850s

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This record was last updated on 05 Apr 2016

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P. David Boilat, Esquisses S

The woman is shown in full dress, with leather or bead bracelets and anklets; a large calabash or pottery bowl is in the foreground. The author writes (p. 14) that the woman is resting after having fetched water from a stream; in the background is the village of Toubaboukan