... one of their dances. The men wore large plumes of black feathers, which covered their heads and hung down over their shoulders. They had shields covered with cow-hide, and carried sticks, which they waved and brandished in a very warlike manner. They... In Tents in the Transvaal - Page 117by Mrs. Hutchinson - 1879 - 225 pagesFull view
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...party; and, on surmounting a ridge of ground, we came upon a company all in " full fig," practicing one of their dances. The men wore large plumes of...last fell into a kind of procession, which moved on toward the kraal, dancing all the way. Every now and then some warrior, more than usually excited,...