Clothing Style, Sarakole Woman, Senegal, 1850s

Source

P. David Boilat, Esquisses S

Description

Clothed in an elaborate indigo-dyed blue gown with turban or head-tie and a gauze veil (which she made herself), the woman is shown with an intricate long necklace of coral and enormous amber beads that hangs down to her chest. This outfit is worn on solemn occasions and the same type of dress, the author notes, is also found among the neighboring Toucouleur/Tukulor (p. 29). For biographical details on Boilat, see image reference Boilat01.

Creator

Boilat, P. David

Date Created

1850-1860

Language

French

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

Boilat13
IIIF Manifest Download