The Last Travels of Ida Pfeiffer: Inclusive of a Visit to Madagascar : with an Autobiographical Memoir of the Author

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Harper, 1861 - Electronic book - 281 pages
 

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Page 146 - Some let these tails hang all about their heads, while others unite them into bands or bunches, so as to cover the whole head. This kind of head-dress takes a good deal of time in preparing, particularly in the cases of the richer Malagaseys, who have their hair plaited into an infinite number of these little tails. On the head of one of these native beauties I counted above sixty plaits. The good lady's slaves must have had a good day's work in bringing them to the right pitch of perfection. On...

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