National Geographic : 1957 Jul
© National Geographic Society + Half a Head Shaved Is High Style for a Moorish Youngster Nudity is the rule among Goundam's children, whether Negro, Tuareg, or Moor. This boy feels adequately clothed with his leather amulet, worn for health's sake. He prizes a strip of paper discarded from Mr. Thomas's film pack. The lad's father is a member of the goumiers (page 78). Kodachronies by Tay and Lowell Thomas, Jr. + An American Woman Takes Lessons in the Sahara's Primitive Rhythms Freed of their voluminous turbans during the eve ning's relaxation, these Moors display enormous mops of curly hair. A bystander at left waits a turn at the donkey-skin tambour, while Mrs. Thomas tries to keep up with a native drummer. Smoker puffs on a tiny pipe of ebony and silver.