National Geographic : 1934 Jan
Photograph by Ottiwell Waterfield A NATIVE HOUSE OF KANO HAS AN ORNATE FRONT The design is carried out in mud, and several colors of clay are used to make it more striking. Such a complicated pattern is rare these days, but thirty years ago it was fairly common on the dwellings of important Nigerian tribesmen. Photograph byJames C.Wilson THE EMIR OF MAINE-SOROA GOES FORTH IN GLORY Sheep, cattle, and horsesofArab stock are common inthis region, north of the tsetse-fly belt. Thelong spear, boxlike stirrups, and rich trappings are characteristic. The gate ofthe fort isinthe background (see text, page 69).