Female Clothing, Angola, 1786-87

Description

Caption, Princesse nèe de Malembe. Women, the author writes, cover themselves with a large quantity of . . . a sort of glass bead of different colors than Europeans wear. They cover their neck with a small neck scarf, as can be seen in the engraving, and like the men they are very fond of red coral (pp. 74-75; our translation). Author was a French Naval officer who was mainly in the Angola region; engravings in his book were made from drawings done from his own observations in 1786-87.

Source

Louis de Grandpre, Voyage a la cote occidentale d'Afrique, fait dans les annèes 1786 et 1787 (Paris, 1801), vol. 1, facing p. 75. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

LCP-08

Spatial Coverage

Africa--West Central North

Citation

"Female Clothing, Angola, 1786-87", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1661
Caption, Princesse nèe de Malembe. Women, the author writes, cover themselves with a large quantity of . . . a sort of glass bead of different colors than Europeans wear. They cover their neck with a small neck scarf, as can be seen in the engraving, and like the men they are very fond of red coral (pp. 74-75; our translation). Author was a French Naval officer who was mainly in the Angola region; engravings in his book were made from drawings done from his own observations in 1786-87.
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