Illinois Wesleyan University Swahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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Kinara with Udi and Mirashi 2
Kinara with Udi and Mirashi 2
TitleKinara with Udi and Mirashi 2
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
20th century
DescriptionThe centerpiece of any Maulidi ya Rama ceremony is a miniature mosque called a kinara that is decorated with fresh jasmine flowers. Burning incense (udi) and rose water (mirashi) passed among participants for purification adds additional fragrance to the ceremony and enhances its ritual efficacy.
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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