National Geographic : 1935 Jun
THE HUMAN HEAD IS THE COMMON CARRIER OF THE PLATEAU Here the author's metal trunk-bathtub goes aloft as the caravan resumes march. Generally it was easier to take a shower-"dip and pour"-than a tub. Occasionally she bathed in streams along the route. Although the na tives wear no clothes, they seemed shocked at her bathing suit (see page 705). DIAKANKE WOMEN WASH FOR GOLD AT FOUKAILAH Alluvial placers along some ofGuinea's rivers, notably the Tinkisso, yield grains of the precious metal. Inone year gold tothe value of about $150,000 was exported. The natives, working on the Faleme River, arebeing watched by a French Governmenttopographer.