PAINTED HOUSE OF SKILFUL TRIBE
The Mangbetu are among the most civilised and intelligent of the Central African tribes.
They are not as black as their neighbours, some of the chief families being as light as pale olive-brown, though the ordinary colour is bronze.
They often have brown or red hair, and high-bridged noses are found...
Above: A Medje wood-carver and painter in front of his hut.
ARISTOCRAT OF THE DONGOENA TRIBE
The elaborate coiffure of the wife of a chief of the Dongoenas of Southern Angola.
The extended adornment is an elaboration of the ear decoration.
WARRIORS WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FIGHT
War is forbidden in Kenya, but the Kikuyu warrior still decks himself in his war-paint.
When he goes courting he sheathes his lance-point in a plume; by taking the lance the maiden accepts him as her husband.
Both men and women distend the lobes of their ears, sometimes using jam pots for the purpose.