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Women clearing a hill slope for sowing millet (Fur: “sona”). Men and women have separate fields that they cultivate individually and store the yields in their separately owned granaries (Fur: “nonum”, Arabic: “Dabanga”).

Jebel Si area.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1969

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Photo 20 – UBB-HAA-169

A Fur farmer with his throwing stick (Fur: “dolfa”, Arabic: “sofrog”) and his spears (Fur: “Kor”, Arabic: “harba”) in front of his sweet potato (Fur: “bambai”, Arabic: “bambai”) field.

Note that the acasia albida (Fur: “kurul”, Arabic: “haraz”) trees shed the leaves in the rainy season.

Wadi Azum area, Western Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1965

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Photo 22 – UBB-HAA-514

In the western foothills of Jebel Marra small perennial streams allow for a limited amount of dry season irrigated cultivation. A woman harvesting a field of onions (Fur: “basala”, Arabic: “bassal”) that has been irrigated by the water channels in the foreground.  In the background rise the western foothills of Jebel Marra.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1966

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Photo 47 – UBB-HAA-15

A beer-work party is organized in connection with house building. The workers are constructing the wooden frame of the conical roof that will be covered by thatch. What is emphasized in the beer-work party is solidarity among equal neighbours, instead of the hierarchy implied by paid work.

Jebel Si area, Northern Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1969

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