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Wodaabe - Chad

XXVIII-1 - Exclusively selected Fine art print

Wodaabe | Gerewol festival, Bossio, Chari-Baguirmi region | Chad, 2016


The glorification of physical beauty, the packaging of love, plays a very significant part in the Wodaabes’ lives. There are two ways of binding a couple in this community: a koobgal is a marriage acknowledged by the families involved, while a teegal is a marriage born only out of love. Unusually, men and women alike are allowed to have multiple partners. Traditionally, the first marriage is a koobgal and all subsequent marriages are teegals. Male preening, flirting, dancing and adorning at the Gerewol is a fundamental part of the polygamous Wodaabe lifestyle.

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  • Editions

      Limited to 19

  • frame

      Wallnut wood

  • glass

      Musem glass

  • Sizes

      062 x 074 cm - Edition of 9

      100 x 120 cm - Edition of 6

      140 x 170 cm - Edition of 3

      170 x 207 cm - Edition of 1

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