Timbo Women, Western Sudan, 1850s

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Image Reference

Brantz Mayer, Captain Canot; or, Twenty years an African slaver....(New York, 1854), facing p. 178. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Group of women drawing water from a spring or brook and carrying filled pottery vessels back to village; shows clothing and hair styles. Timbo is in the Western Sudan, around headwaters of the Niger in the general area of today's Guinea (northeast) and Mali (southwest).