Female Clothing, Angola, 1786-87
Caption, Princesse nèe de Malembe. Women, the author writes, cover themselves with a large quantity of . . . a sort of glass bead of different colors than Europeans wear. They cover their neck with a small neck scarf, as can be seen in the engraving, and like the men they are very fond of red coral (pp. 74-75; our translation). Author was a French Naval officer who was mainly in the Angola region; engravings in his book were made from drawings done from his own observations in 1786-87.
Louis de Grandpre, Voyage a la cote occidentale d'Afrique, fait dans les annèes 1786 et 1787 (Paris, 1801), vol. 1, facing p. 75. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)
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Africa--West Central North
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