Peule Woman, Senegal, 1850s

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P. David Boilat, Esquisses S

The woman is bare chested, with bead necklaces and copper jewelry on her arms/wrists and ankles; a riverside village with canoes is in the background. "This woman," the author writes, "is as dressed up as a Peule woman can be; but all of her jewels are of copper" (p. 26). For biographical details on Boilat, see image reference Boilat01.