Arabian Girl hairdress from Kisangani Congo

Arabian Girl hairdress Kisangani Congo. Traditional African hairstyles and costumes

Girl of Kisangani, formerly Stanleyville, Congo.

Arabian Girl hairdress from Kisangani Congo c. 1910s.

Note:  Ovambo women of the kingdom Ondonga, Namibia.

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