Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hair Plating

LOCATION: At the back of #55 Dama Road in Kenema - Eastern Province (Nongowa Chiefdom)
DATE: probably 1969 

In this photo Baby Hokey gets her hair plated by her mother, Bonya. Probably taken during the dry season, the photo was in the backyard across the road from our house. Bonya was a very fine singer of traditional Bondu songs. She and her daughter lived in the house owned by the local head of the Bondo Society - Mama Hokey Kemoh. 

photo © by Chad Finer

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