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Title: The uncivilized races of men in all countries of the world; being a comprehensive account of their manners and customs, and of their physical, social, mental, moral and religious characteristics. By Rev. J. G. Wood... With new designs by Angas, Danby, Wolf, Zwecker... 1871
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Wood, John George, 1827-1889
Subjects: Ethnology. Manners and customs. Savages
Publisher: J. B. Burr and company
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University-Idaho



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o CO(D be W (308) COSTUME OF DAMARA GIRLS. 309 they are very fastidious about their hair, andas rain would utterly destroy all the elabo-rately-dressed locks, they use in rainyweather a piece of soft hide, which theyplace on their heads, and fold or twist intoany form that may seem most convenient tothem. The fat and red ochre with which headorns his head is liberally bestowed on thewhole body, and affords an index to thehealth and general spirits of the Damara.When a Damara is well and in good spiritshe is all red and shining like a mirror, andwhenever he is seen pale and dull he is sureeither to be in low spirits or bad circum-stances. As a rule, the Damaras do notwash themselves, preferring to renew theirbeauty by paint and grease, and the naturalconsequence is, that they diffuse an odorwhich is far from agreeable to Europeannostrils, though their own seem to be in-sensible to it. Indeed, so powerful are theodors of the African tribes, that any onewho ventures among them must boldl

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