Separating Cotton Fiber, Senegal, 1780s

Description

Caption Negresse Battant le Coton au lieu de le Carder (Woman Beating Cotton Instead of Carding it); sitting on a wooden bench, a circular house with conical thatched roof in the background. Villeneuve lived in the Senegal region for about two years in the mid-to-late 1780s. The engravings in his book, he writes, were made from drawings that were mostly done on the spot during his African residence (vol. 1, pp. v-vi).

Source

Renè Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve, L'Afrique, ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des africains: le Sènègal (Paris, 1814), vol. 4, facing p. 181. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

de Villeneuve, Renè Claude Geoffroy

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

VILE-181

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Western Savanna

Citation

"Separating Cotton Fiber, Senegal, 1780s", 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/1689
Caption Negresse Battant le Coton au lieu de le Carder (Woman Beating Cotton Instead of Carding it); sitting on a wooden bench, a circular house with conical thatched roof in the background. Villeneuve lived in the Senegal region for about two years in the mid-to-late 1780s. The engravings in his book, he writes, were made from drawings that were mostly done on the spot during his African residence (vol. 1, pp. v-vi).
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