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Africa | Hand-painted mud cloth from Mali

Burkina Faso, West Africa

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | ca. 1950 - 1970. | Cotton.

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ "Bogolanfini" ~ from the Bamana people | 20th century | Cotton and mud.

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of Mali | 20th century | Mud cloths (bogolanfini) are traditionally worn as wrappers by young women undergoing initiation rites, and by hunters to provide protection in the dangerous bush environment.

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Portrait of a young lady, Zanzibar. This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project.