National Geographic : 1925 Jun
Photograph by Harry V. Harlan NATIVES TAKE AN INTEREST IN THE AUTHOR'S CAMERA Over 70 per cent of the inhabitants of Abyssinia are bronze-skinned, but many of them believe that they arethewhite people, and allude to Europeans as "Red Faces." The distinctive feature of their dress is the chamma, a toga-like shawl draped over theshoulders and sometimes over the head to the eyebrow. The finest chammas are woven by hand from native cotton, edged with red oriixed with colored silks. The poorer classes use a length of cotton sheeting.