WEST AFRICA West Africa The Application of Henna; dye is applied by Hausa 1900
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WEST AFRICA. West Africa. The Application of Henna; dye is applied by Hausa 1900

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'The Application of Henna - This dye is applied by Hausa and other women at certain ceremonies and feasts, e.g., Marriage, in the way shown here, the hands and feet having to be bandaged up for some hours. It is supposed to have a protective influence against evil spirits, and also a purifying effect. Henna was probably introduced by the Muhammadans: in very ancient times oil seems to have been used'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 20.0 x 14.5cm, 7.75 x 5.75 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique photographic book illustration

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture


PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London

WEST AFRICA. West Africa. The Application of Henna; dye is applied by Hausa 1900
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