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Man's Ceremonial Tunic

Bororo Fulani people


At the end of the rainy season each year, the Wodaabe participate in the Geerewol festival.

The young men spend many hours decorating themselves and then perform a series of charm dances that are judged by women.

For seven days, the men compete in these seductive dances to attract young girls, who, at the end of the dance, can select the men they find the most attractive to spend the night.

Dr. Steven Conant, Indianapolis; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art (2001).

Object Information

culture
Bororo
culture
Fulani people
creation date
1950's
materials
cotton embroidered with synthetic fibers
dimensions
50 1/16 x 15 1/2 in.
accession number
2001.186
credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in memory of Mrs. H. L. Conant
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts