“typicalugandan: A rug salesman keeps warm by his product, Owino Market, Kampala, Uganda Photography by Rory Mizen ”
Africa | Mother and daughter dress up. Madagascar, Antsiranana province, Antsiranana (Diégo-Suarez) | Postcard image; Grand Bazar Charifou Jeewa. ca. 1905
زنج or Zanj, the intermarriage of Bantu, Persian and Arab peoples. Geographers historically divided the coast of East Africa into Somalia as Barbara, Ethiopia as Abyssinia, and south was Zanj. The Zanj traded extensively with Arabs, Persians and Indians. Through this trade, intermarriage was widespread, which eventually gave rise to the Swahili culture and language. The urban ruling and commercial classes of these Swahili settlements was the locas of intermarriage - (Portrait of Zanzibar…
La femme mahoraise : Msindzano et kishali : L’esthétique féminine aux sonorités sultanes, malgaches, indienne pic.twitter.com/9j6NJKe1pt via @Ile_de_Mayotte
Africa | "Native girl". Zanzibar || Vintage postcard; publisher Ali Pira Harji
Africa | "Natives in arabic costume". Zanzibar. Post stamped 1914. || Vintage postcard; photographer A.R.P de Lord
Africa | Swahili girls pounding grain. || Vintage Postcard; photographers C.D. Patel and Sons
Africa | "Swahilli Totos" Dar-es-Salaam. Post stamped 1924, Zanzibar || Vintage postcard; publisher M.S. Fernandes. No 83.