Diaykatou Ferr(Stringing Beads)
11½ x 8”, Digital Print on archival paper
Signed Open Edition Print
©2007 Djibril N’Doye
Although she wears the strands around her neck, they serve as the display of her merchandise available for sale. She is a street merchant making a day-to-day living. She strings colored glass beads in lengths to be worn around a woman’s waist.
Women wear several strings of mid-sized beads around their waist - but under their clothing. This generally adds to a woman’s mystique since one cannot see the beads but can easily hear them when she dances.