“Off the shore of Guinea Bissau lie the thirty islands that comprise the Bidjogo archipelago. Its population lives primarily from fishing and rice farming. Although there is evidence that the Bidjogo archipelago was inhabited as far back as the mid-15th century, little is known about the people’s customs and ceremonies.”

Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.