|Wedding Parade 2004
by Jacob Lueth Achol
2007 • 001
Acrylic on Canvas.
52 x 80 inches / 202 x 132 cm
Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund
The traditional Dinka marriage process culminates in a great procession, in which the groom and his clan members arrive at the village of the bride.
The artist has incorporated a recent innovation that may have emerged in the refugee camp. Each suitor now leaves a flag indicating his interest in courting. On the day of the wedding, only the successful suitor's flag flies above the bride's home.
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