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.
Daniel Jacobus Botes has objected to the original 'kopdoek' (headscarf) photo Private User 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:
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.
For the illustrated version of this thread, please see the SA Geni on FB page:http://www.facebook.com/groups/243811932355680/
Competition Entrants: http://www.geni.com/photo/album?album_id=6000000015537641023