Portrait of a woman, Zanzibar, circa 1900.

Vintage black and white portrait of a woman standing proudly in traditional Zanzibar attire. She wears a patterned headwrap, a decorative, full-length dress with elaborate designs, and multiple necklaces. Her pose exudes confidence, with hands on her hips and a slight smile on her face. The background is a simple studio setting with a plain draped curtain to one side.
Portrait of a woman, Zanzibar, circa 1900.


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Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Winterton Collection, Northwestern University / Smithsonian National Museum of African Art