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Descendants of an Ancient Warrior Race of the Sahara Buttered Beauty of the Negroid North

DESCENDANTS OF AN ANCIENT WARRIOR RACE OF THE SAHARA

BUTTERED BEAUTY OF THE NEGROID YOUTH

These masked Tebus of Jof are descendants of the original inhabitants of Kufra, the ruins of whose primitive forts and beehive dwellings are numerous. After becoming servants and slaves of the Zouias, the Tebus have been gradually driven from Kufra by the conquering Senussi. They wear sheepskin clothing, and their speech has been described as akin to the whistling of birds This girl of Tigré has thickly oiled and buttered her hair and arranged it in wave-like plaits pinned to the front braid. At night she sleeps with her neck on a wooden rest