Illinois Wesleyan University Swahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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Uta Dancers
Uta Dancers
TitleUta Dancers
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
20th century
DescriptionDancers gather in front of the former home of Lamu's patron saint to perform a dance known as uta. The leg rattles worn by the dancers are made from coconut fibers and seeds, which provide a rhythmic accompanied as the dancers pound out the steps of the dance.
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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