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Title: The Victoria Nyanza the land, the races and their customs, with specimens of some of the dialects
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Kollmann, Paul, b. 1865 Nesbitt, H. A. (Henry Arthur)
Subjects: Ethnology
Publisher: London : S. Sonnenschein &amp Co., ltd.
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ide remains uncovered. Among the women ofthe Watussi I saw big tanned ox-hides fromwhich the hair had been scraped, and which had been then smeared with black with these they covered the whole physique. Walking in this dress usually seemed somewhat awkward, asthe females could onlytake quick actions. Theraw hides are stretchedout on the ground bymeans of a quantity of small wooden pegs, and then scraped for additional use.I discovered no standard musical instruments in Ussindja, but there was a peculiar sort of whistle employed for signal-ling. Forthese the Wassindja make wooden tubes of distinct lengths, enveloped in ba-nana leaves and threads of banana bast. They are held vertically in the mouth, and give forth shrill / notes. A wooden tube, with the skin of an Signal- animalswhistles, tail drawnover it, serves as a particular whistle for war-signalling a long feather is place in it as daua. A smaller whistleis tied up with this, and I saw the two used occa-sionally for a war-dance (Figs. 155 and 156). A man

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Fig. 152.—Tattooing of a Man of Ussindja. USSINDfA 117 seized hold of a shield and spear, and tied more than hisface a whimsical mask (Fig. 157, p. 119). This con-sisted of apiece of brownox-skin, withholes for eyesand mouth.Over thecrown a stripof zebra manestood uprightas an orna-ment, and wasfastened bystring to themask. Twoostrich-feathers rose from the temples. The dancer marched forwards with shield in front(with a step like the goose-step of our recruits), and then

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