Bride price for Membe: display of bird-of-paradise plumes, other valuables given by bride's family to groom's family, part of return payment
- September 1971
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[Title, Date]. Edwin Cook Papers. MSS 0187. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
This sequence of images depicts payment of a bride price for a Membe, a Narak woman. Membe had married and had children with a Minj man whom she had met while living at a settlement for Hansen's disease patients. The images depict the payment of the bride price by Minj people, as well as a return payment by the Narak people. The event is described in Susan Pflanz' thesis, Manga Entrepreneurial Strategies.
Membe bride-price bek display. Maguna. Summer 1971.
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This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Edwin Cook Papers (MSS 0187, Box 45, Folder 11, Slide 0647h).
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