National Geographic : 1983 Oct
Burdensome measure of a woman's wealth, scores of ceremonialcalabashes - ne sted ten to a bundle-travel unusedfor most of the year (left). Come rainy season, women proudly arrange them for view (below) as part of the Worso-a celebrationof the arranged marriagesand births that have occurred over the previousyear. In additionto his first wife, betrothed to him at her birth,a man may take up to three more wives. Each sets up a suudu, or shelter, with the first wife occupying the northernmostpositionand later wives located progressivelysouthward.