Saturday, October 26, 2013

Botswana - Bogwera Initiation, Spoon Carving

Bogwera / Initiaion - Kgatla-a-Kgefela. 1982

Swa mophatong, bogwera ba betla roaso.
While in camp, many initiates make wooden articles such as spoons and stools.

Printed and Published in Botswana
postmarked in 2013 with a Botswana bird stamp 

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Bogwera is the ritual of young men going for one month alone into the wild to be initiated into adulthood.  

Botswana stamp 1997
Kurrichane Thrush, P 7.30 t

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