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Grotesque Masks and Fantasy that Garb the Devil Dancers Snake-Like Coiffure of a Zulu Belle

GROTESQUE MASKS AND FANTASY THAT GARB THE DEVIL DANCERS

SNAKE-LIKE COIFFURE OF A ZULU BELLE

Among the non-Mahomedan tribes witch-finding and devil-dancing are still existent in Liberia, and here is shown a group of natives disguised with every fantastic distortion of human semblance that savage imagination can contrive. On moonlight nights such may be seen by the venturesome flitting in and out among the shadows, and it is well for the observer if he himself be unobserved Zulu women are magnificent creatures physically, muscularly strong, erect in carriage, graceful in movement, and statuesque in pose. A favourite fashion of dressing the hair is to twist the strands into tight curls and fix them with clay