Wolof Woman Carrying a Child, Senegal, 1850s

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P. David Boilat, Esquisses S

The woman is shown with her infant strapped to her back, in typical African style; the author gives a lengthy description of how the infant is carried (p. 16). The woman wears bead jewelry and the child has an amulet around his neck. For biographical details on Boilat, see image reference Boilat01.