This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.
Original title reads, "Traditional door, outside part, Kamagbembe. Called kukanka. Such doors used on some traditional round thatched-roof dwellings." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
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