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Africa | Dinka woman in her beaded 'corset' a sign of eligibility as these alluring loose bead bodices are worn by the Dinka girls who are eligible for marriage. Southern Sudan | © Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

Dinka woman in her beaded 'corset' a sign of eligibility as these alluring loose bead bodices are worn by the Dinka girls who are eligible for marriage.

Africa | 'Dinka Woman Wearing Corset, South Sudan'. Some Dinka women from wealthy families also wear beaded corsets. The height of the corset in this photograph indicates the girl’s parents require over 80 head of cattle in exchange for her hand in marriage. | © Carol Beckwith Angela Fisher.

Some Dinka women from wealthy families also wear beaded corsets. The height of the corset in this photograph indicates the girl’s parents require over 80 head of cattle in exchange for her hand in marriage.