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  • Tukel

    Posted by Brian Jones

    1 December 2003 – potsintukel (79k image)

    It's really striking how different the tukels often are inside with some being very dark or very basic and others being light and airy with an inherent sense of order. In fact the light tukels are usually a sign of relative poverty because the family does not have the money to buy the grass or wood to fully insulate the walls and thatch.

    This belonged to a man with advanced elephantitis who had been sick with malaria for some time and unable to work. He was sitting at home with his 2 year old son whilst his wife went to the near by market to try her hand at some petty trading to bring in a meagre income.

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