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Image from web page 73 of “An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt throughout the years 1833-1835” (1842)
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Title: An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt in the course of the years 1833-1835
Year: 1842 (1840s)
Authors: Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876
Subjects: Egypt — Social life and customs Egypt — History 19th century
Publisher: London, Ward, Lock and co.

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A TATTOOED GIRL. % m WW II ( srECIMKNS OF TATTOOING ON THE CHIN.

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TATTOOED HANDS AND FOOT. formed at the age of about five or six years, and by gipsy-girls.Tiie term applied to it is dakk. Most of the females of the DJ?ESS. 35 greater components of Upper Egypt, who are of a extremely crark complexion,tattoo their lips instead of the parts above-talked about ] therefore con-verting their organic colour to a dull, bluish hue, which, to theeye of a stranger, is really displeasing.^ An additional characteristic of the Egyptian girls that need to behere described is their upright carriage and gait. This is mostremarkable in the female peasantry, owing, doubtless, in a greatmeasure, to their habit of bearing a heavy earthen water-vessel,and other burthens, upon the head. The dress of the ladies of the middle and greater orders ishandsome and sophisticated. Their shirt is extremely complete, like that of themen—but rather shorter—reaching not quite to the knees : it isalso, typically, of the very same kind of material as the mens shirt, or ofcoloured crape—sometimes black, A pair of extremely wide t

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Image from page 674 of “The world’s inhabitants or, Mankind, animals, and plants being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, previous and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the fantastic continents and principal islands” (1888)
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Title: The world’s inhabitants or, Mankind, animals, and plants becoming a well-liked account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the fantastic continents and principal islands
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Bettany, G. T. (George Thomas), 1850-1891
Subjects: Civilization Culture
Publisher: London Ward, Lock

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length of theavenue. In the centre is a platform, of tampedclay, with a heavy tree-trunk sunk into it, and in thebeen scooped out a number of troughs, so that severalpound grain at once. The homes are separated into two or a lot more apartments and on account of the compact nature of the clay and tampedfloor are simply kept clean. The roofs are shiny with the reek ofsmoke, as even though they had been painted with coal-tar. The householdchattels or furnishings are restricted to meals-baskets, earthenware pots, anassortment of wicker-operate dishes, the loved ones shield, spears, knives,swords, and tools, and the fish-baskets lying outside. They are tolerablyhospitable, and permit strangers the free of charge use of their dwellings. Thebananas and plantains are very luxuriant, whilst the Guinea palms supplythe individuals with oil and wine the forests give them fuel, the rivers fish,and the gardens cassava, ground-nuts, and Indian corn. The chiefsenact strict laws, and although possessed of but small actual power, either

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MANYEMA GIRL. wood havewomen could 662 THE INHABITANTS OF AFRICA. of wealth or retinue, precise the utmost deference, and are exceedinglyceremonious, becoming constantly followed by a drummer, who taps his drumwith masterly talent. At Rubunga, about the most northerly point reached by the Congo,the natives dress their hair in tufts on the back of the head, fastenedNatives of with iron hair-pins. Tattooing is carried to excess, everyRubunga portion of the skin bearing punctured marks, from the roots ofthe hair down to the knees. Their breasts are like hieroglyphic parch-ment charts, marked with raised figures, ledges, squares, circles, wavylines, tuberose knots, rosettes, and each conceivable design and style. No colour-ing substance had been introduced into these incisions and punctures the cuticle had basically been tortured and irritated by the injectionof some irritants or air. Indeed, some of the glossy tubercles, whichcontained air, were as massive as hens eggs. As numerous as six thin ledgesmarked the foreh

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