Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger by Richard Lander, John Lander (1832)

The Natives
" The Eboe women have handsome features, and we could not help thinking it a pity that such savage-looking fellows as the men should be blessed with so handsome a race of females. The mark of the Eboe people is the point of an arrow pricked in each temple, the end being next to the eye. "
* Igbo Oehnare [female symbol][ "This is a typical hairstyle of a young unmarried Igbo woman, usually of some status. The 'headdress' is formed by using a structure of cane, which the hair is pulled over and braided into. The hairstyle is worn until the woman's marriage at which point it is cut off and the married woman would wear a cloth headwrap ; circa 9 January 1909 - 16 April 1910 - Photographer Northcote Whitridge Thomas Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge UK P.117634.NWT

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