National Geographic : 1935 Jun
TWO BELLES AND A DANDY OF YOUKOUNKOUN With his tasseled skirt, fanciful headdress, and numerous necklaces, the young Koniagui at the right is particularly well attired. When the much cicatrized girls, in bark head protectors, filled the water jars of Mme. de Chetelat, she noted that they brought other women each time they returned. Upon investigation she found them giggling delightedly as they primped in front of her mirror (see text, page 721). HER SARTORIAL ATTENTION ISWHOLLY DEVOTED TO HER HEAD A curving bamboo barrette and at the back. Strandsof from which hangs a pendant is a ball made either of wood the usual African dipperor several earrings like theone makes akind ofbutterfly-wing effect on top her own hair hold asmall hardwood square offalse amber and coins. Above the square or engraved metal. She holds half acalabash, dish. The author purchased, for bracelets, shown.