Material World: Family Portraits

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The Natomo family poses for a portrait with all of their possessions on the roof of their home in Kouakourou, Mali. The Natomo family lives in two mud brick houses in the village of Kouakourou, Mali, on the banks of the Niger River. They are grain traders and own a mango orchard. According to tradition Soumana is allowed to take up to four wives; he has two. From Peter Menzel's Material World Project that showed 30 statistically average families in 30 countries with all of their possessions.