R6093/2 Photograph ‘Danseuse de Djombolai’

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a white bra, wrap skirt, scarf tied around her waist, an elaborate headwrap and platform shoes.

Danseuse de Djombolai by Ibrahima Sanlé Sory (Museum Accession number R6093/2) Image Copyright: Sanlé Sory/Tezeta, image courtesy of David Hill Gallery

Studio portrait of a young Bobo woman from Bobo-Dioulasso, dressed to dance at a Djombolai celebration. Taken at Volta Photo, the studio of Burkinabé photographer Ibrahima Sanlé Sory. His work captured youth fashion and music culture. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Ibrahima Sanlé Sory

Title: Danseuse de Djombolai

Place: Volta Photo studio, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, West Africa, Africa

Date: 1975