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Fashionable Headdresses of Young Nigerian Belles

FASHIONABLE HEADDRESSES OF YOUNG NIGERIAN BELLES

The frizzy or woolly haired negress can arrange her coiffure in most elaborate designs. With certain tribes the hair is allowed to grow to considerable length, and then twisted and plaited tightly so that coils are formed all over the head, and these, fastened with skilful manipulation to the short hair, present a most decorative appearance. In some cases an array of topknots gives the finishing touch to a seemingly embroidered peruke. Hausa women have a large share of personal vanity