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Ethiopian women braiding hair, Ethiopia
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Archiv des Evangelisch-lutherischen Missionswerkes (ELM), Georg-Haccius-Str. 9, 29320, Hermannsburg, Germany
Evangelisches-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen (ELM)
Hermannsburg Mission
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"Die Haare werden in unzählige kleine Flechten direkt an den Kopf geflochten, die dann viele Monate sitzen bleiben. Die Arbeit dauert 1/2 Tag." ("The hair is braided in countless little braids directly on the head, which stay there for many months. The work takes 1/2 day.") In the background a thatched longhouse and a fenced garden. In front two seated women. One woman is braiding the hair of the other.
photographic prints, 8.6 x 5.8 cm.
impa-m59931 [Legacy record ID]
Customs and traditions
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International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission, 1888-1958

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