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

Wedding Parade 2004

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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Click here to view a video created by Rose Beatriz Stimson that focuses on the painting: "Aesthetics and Memory in Southern Sudanese Painting".

This website has been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth 159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University. Images have been reproduced with the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.