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Personal Adornment of Fondong Warrior "After You!" — Masai Belles Surveying Their Own Charms

PERSONAL ADORNMENT OF FONDONG WARRIOR

"AFTER YOU!" — MASAI BELLES SURVEYING THEIR OWN CHARMS

Cicatrisation is caused by cutting the flesh in innumerable places and putting stitches into the wounds. The scars are sometimes worked into elaborate designs, but are no impediment to dextrous manipulation of the massive, long-bladed, two-edged thrusting-spear used by Cameroon natives Mirrors are adjuncts of civilization that make irresistible appeal to uncivilized races — to the men no less than to the women. These Masai ladies, though black, yet very comely, have good reason to be satisfied with what the mirror reveals to their smiling eyes