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1966
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Girls pass boys in life development because they marry earlier, so the relative timing of boys' and girls' ear modification may vary. Boys have the uppers done at about 6. Their lower ears are stretched when they ask for it between ages 10 and 14. Girls by about twelve may make ornaments for their brothers or other male relatives but not their fat...

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1966
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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1966
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1966
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1966
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm necklaces and small bells." [Klumpp, D., 1987: Maasai Art and Soci...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1966
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1966
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1966
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1966
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1966
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...