Photo 51 – UBB-HAA-170

A Fur woman is drumming next to the underground nests of flying ants (Fur: “simoa”). The sound produced by drumming is apparently a signal similar to rain-drops and entices the ants to come out of their nest. Fried flying ants are a favored delicacy in Jebel Marra villages.

Umu village, Jebel Marra.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1965

Photo 51 - UBB-HAA-00170