After the meal the women made traditional tea with mint, sugar and tea leaves

Item

Title

After the meal the women made traditional tea with mint, sugar and tea leaves

Creator

Whelan, Louise, 1967-

Date

29-Sep-12

Identifier

W3R1550
BA2466

Spatial Coverage

Perth, WA

Rights

For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia

Source

Description

The Senegalese Community of WA gather together on a fortnightly basis to meet and discuss any problems or issues within the community or in individual families. The community also share a meal together. Families take it in turn to host the event. I was invited to share a meal with the community. Women and men eat in separate areas. We ate traditional Senegalese food consisting of a fish, chilli and vegetable dish cooked with rice in a tomato stock. The food is eaten with one hand out of a communal bowl. After the meal was finished the women made some traditional tea with, mint and sugar and tea leaves. Tea was served to the men whilst they played cards. The women helped each other modify their wigs, which have been imported from Senegal. The clothing worn is also traditional clothing from Senegal. The men stopped for prayer after lunch. Saturday 29th September 2012. - Louise Whelan.

Format

1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, col.

Publisher

State Library of Western Australia

Type

Still image

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