National Geographic : 1912 Apr
From "In the Heart of Africa," by Adolphus Frederick, Duke ofMecklenburg (Cassell &Co.) PYGMIES OF THE GREAT FOREST, NEAR THE SEMLIKI RIVER The pygmies are compact and strong in build; are very muscular; have round heads and short, curly hair. Big, intelligent eyes gaze out from good-humored faces. Their clothing consists of an apron of gray, woolly, beaten bark, which is obtained from the supa tree, and fastened round the loins with a belt of grass cord. Their place of residence changes according to their whim or huntingconditions, but isnever tobefound outside the forest boundary. The huts are carefully built of liane, covered over with foliage, which is scarcely proof against beating rain.