Illinois Wesleyan University Swahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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Bao La Komwe Competition at Lamu Fort
Bao La Komwe Competition at Lamu Fort
TitleBao La Komwe Competition at Lamu Fort
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
20th century
DescriptionSwahili men sit on woven mats in the Lamu Square to play a game known as bao la komwe, similar to another African game called ""mankala"" that has made its way to the West. The mahogany game boards are carved by Swahili woodworkers and seeds (komwe) are used as playing pieces.
CreatorRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University, rgearhar@iwu.edu
Collection NameSwahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
RightsRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by Professor Gearhart. Please contact her at rgearhar@iwu.edu for more information.
Date.Original1995
Date.Digital2007
Format.Original35 mm photograph
Format.Digital.jpg
Type.OriginalEvent
Type.Digitalimage
Digitization SpecsScanned using [scanner type] with [software]
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