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Painted Ladies Observing Fashion's Dictates in Kukuruku A Negro Nero in Full Panoply

PAINTED LADIES OBSERVING FASHION'S DICTATES IN KUKURUKU

A NEGRO NERO IN FULL PANOPLY

Fashion everywhere affords scope for the decorative artist. With pigments made of fruit-juice this lusty lass of Fugar traces a network of lines on her sister's ample back, filling in the panels with conventional designs, and pictures of animals and household implements. Some of these markings last for months, some only a week This aged negro, decked out in gorgeous trappings dear to the savage heart, became chief of Mabaya, in the Mbamda district of the Portuguese Congo. So bloodthirsty a tyrant was he that his own people put out his eyes