National Geographic : 1931 Feb
PROUD OF' HIS POMPON Barbers of Foumban take pride in clipping or shaving patterns in their clients' hair. Spots, diagonals, channels, etc., are favorite designs, and the operation is frequently performed before a giggling group of onlookers. THIS CARVING DECORATES AFOUMBAN GATEPOST Twins and the mother of twins are objects of unusual interest tothe primitive sculptor. Most African carving is,however, decorative rather than symbolic.