Photo 38 – UBB-HAA-110

Men of the “mir” caste are making the clay tuyeres (Fur: “borongot”) required for blowing air into the furnace during smelting. The making of tuyeres can easily be associated with sexual intercourse and during the work the “mir” entertain themselves with a rich repertoire of songs with rather explicit sexual metaphors.

Toumra, Northern Darfur.

Photo: Randi Haaland, 1978

Photo 38 - UBB-HAA-00110