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  • Photograph of children playing outside huts in a camp for displaced people in Umyama, Uganda.
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Acholi region of Uganda 2005.
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Africa

Uganda

Like pieces of abstract sculpture, footwear from certain parts of Africa can be quite dramatic in design. Traditional footwear from the Acholi region of Northern Uganda is formed using an oval shaped piece of wet rawhide which is incised and pigmented red and black.