Two women with Curacao traditional head coverings

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Small (23.2" x 15.5")

$12.00
steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.1"
Large 46.9" x 31.4"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

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  • Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome
  • Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut - refer to size chart for finished measurements
  • 0.19 inch / 0.5 cm white border to assist in framing

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Amsterdam SouthEast – multicultural and hospitable
Photojournalism – local news – documentary

Photo made during a demonstration of the folding of the traditional Curacao head coverings ( Lensu) , in Amsterdam Southeast (Amsterdam Southeast Inhabitants day – Saturday 20 september 2009)

Note: It was brought to my attention that the head coverings demonstrated were not originating from Suriname, but from Curacao. Underneath info refers to Suriname head coverings – I am waiting for additional information to correct this description.

These head coverings are a specific part of the traditional dress from the Afro -Surinamese women or Creoles in Suriname. The koto was developed during the slavery period in Suriname; its special purpose was to protect the Afro-Surinamese woman against their masters’ sexual interest.
The folding of the angisa sends a social message, for example “Let them talk”. (Source Wikipedia
Other meanings may be “Go to hell” or “Wait for me around the corner”

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Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens

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