Dated 1911. Published by Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio
Undated postcard. Looks like a healing ceremony, a zar perhaps. Can anyone help with more information? Post your Comments below
Possibly in Xamar Weyne, where weaving like this continued until the 1980s
Traditionally done by the slave section of the Xamar population, known as (h)abash or adoon
The text below is from “The Politics of Dress in Somali Culture” By Heather Marie Akou, 2011
Where is this location? In the background are what look like three or four sandy roads heading uphill and away from the photographer. These may be the outskirts of Mogadishu at the time.
Note the silver jewelery worn by the women. Similar if not the same as the item below, in the case of the women on the left (click to enlarge, twice)