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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and thro...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and thro...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Kaparana's hut at his farm. Many small farm villages exist with temporary quarters so that the farmers do not have to return to Bafodea Town each evening during the heights of the work periods." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Dan (or Yakuba) are a population of farmers speaking a language derived from the Mande group and are considered Mande-sud. Empowered speech is the core of the Mande image of bards. Charles Bird notes that the musical instruments bards use and the songs they sing are considered so full of this occult energy that anyone else would be destroyed b...