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Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
Samburu initiates
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Description
Portrait of three young Samburu men, taken shortly after their circumcisions. They still wear the black skin cloak and have also been adorned with woman's earrings and one wears an ostrich feather headdress. Two hold bows and blunted arrows with which they can shoot small birds that are then stuffed and worn hanging from the back of the neck.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Additional information
Date 1977

Samburu initiates

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