Sharpened teeth, Bopoto, Northern Congo



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Description Sharpened teeth, Bopoto, Northern Congo.
The upper teeth are chipped to sharp points with a small native chisel. It is done when the lads and girls are about fifteen years old, and able to bear the pain. The operator is paid a small fee for his skill.
Reich-tatauierte Bopoto vom nördlichen Kongo mit spitz gefeilten Zähnen.
Etwa im Alter von fünfzehn werden den Knaben und Mädchen die Zähne spitz gefeilt; es geschieht durch eine eigens dazu bestellte Person, die sich dabei eines Meißels bedient.
Date 1912(1912)
Source Customs of the World; Die Sitten der Völker
Author Photo: Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston, G.C.M.G.
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