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Dinka Shelled Apron Costume With Bell South Sudan African Art

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Title Dinka Shelled Apron Costume With Bell South Sudan African Art
Type of Object Headrest
Country of Origin South Sudan
People Dinka
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 36
Width (in) 8
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

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The Dinka tradition of oral literature is extensive and a considerable amount has been recorded. Two figures stand out prominently, Col Muong and Awiel Longar. Col Muong has an enormous appetite for all things in life. When he is hungry, he is said to eat an entire herd of cattle or an entire field of grain. Stories about him suggest that people should do the best they can with what they have. Awiel Longar figures as the common ancestor of all Dinka peoples.