SA Curators on Geni Wearing Hats in Solidarity with our 10th Great Granny!

Started by Sharon Doubell on Monday, February 13, 2012
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2/13/2012 at 1:37 AM

In case anyone was wondering why the SA Curators on Geni are all suddenly wearing hats; it's to highlight our dilemma over what pic of our common Koisan / 'Hottentot' granny Krotoa/Eva to use on her profile.

Krotoa van Meerhof, SM/PROG

Daan (Daniel Jacobus) Botes b2..h3 has objected to the original 'kopdoek' (headscarf) photo June Barnes and I had used from the first book on her, by Trudie Bloem: http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Krotoa_Eva.html?id=mz5aAAAAMA...

So we looked at others, which seemed either less than decorous (given the prominent display of breasts) or equally stereotypical:
http://cape-slavery-heritage.iblog.co.za/2011/01/23/kratoa-or-krato...
http://cape-slavery-heritage.iblog.co.za/category/robben-island/

Then we settled on the image from Dalene Matthee's book: http://www.amazon.com/Pieternella-van-die-Kaap-Historiese/dp/062403....

But cuzzin Daan described this as "the indecent Kalabash kopdoek' pic”. :-) Sheesh - there was no winning with this man!

The big problem is that Daan Botes is reading 'Eilande / Islands' wherein he has worked out that Eva would have worn a Dutch kappie: http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2874700W/Eilande

So now he is in favour of finding a pic that looks like this: http://www.cns.com.au/dutchfolkdancing/Photos.html

Can someone PLEASE help him to find a pic of a khoisan woman wearing a wit kopdoek so he can make peace with the pic that we use of his and our granny.

:-)

2/13/2012 at 1:38 AM

For the illustrated version of this thread, please see the SA Geni on FB page:http://www.facebook.com/groups/243811932355680/

2/13/2012 at 1:43 AM
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