National Geographic : 1935 Jun
BASSARI DANCERS OF THE INTERIOR PERFORM IN ELABORATE RELIGIOUS TRAPPINGS Three representatives of minor deities, holding ritual spears, have bedecked themselves in leaves and long-beardedmasks ofpalm-tree fibers. The gala finery ofthe women includes leather belts studded with colored beads and cowries, white metal bead necklaces, and quantitiesofbracelets and anklets. Each nose ispierced by a porcupine quill. Unlike the Fulahs, these natives of the Boussoura region are a non-Moslem people.