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Yoruba women wearing headties of their own creation, Ife, Nigeria, slide

Yoruba women wearing headties of their own creation, Ife, Nigeria, [slide]
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Date
1971
Type
Color slides
Physical Description
slide : col
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Local number
G 2 YRB 23.1 EE 71
EEPA EECL 6488
Culture
Yoruba (African people)
Notes
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Organization
Image indexed by negative number
Summary
"In southern Nigeria, among the Yoruba, where women's headties are considered a key element in formal dress ensembles, the practice of wrapping and decorating the heads relates to critical Yoruba beliefs about the sacredness of the head and its role in defining aspects of personhood." [Arnoldi M., 1995: Wrapping the Head, Crowning Achievements, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
Data Source
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Place
Africa
Nigeria
Usage
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