Material World: Family Portraits

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The Natomo family with all of their possessions on the roof of their home in Kouakourou, Mali. Published in Material World, page 14. According to tradition Soumana is allowed to take up to four wives; he has two. Wives Pama and Fatoumata are partners in the family and care for their many children together. They have separate households but share meals in the courtyard of Pama's house.  From Peter Menzel's Material World Project that showed 30 statistically average families in 30 countries with all of their possessions.