The native opium grown in China, is generally considered the most inferior, and the Indian opium, especially Malwa and Patna, the best.
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Usagara, Tanzania. Chief of Mamboya, with his son and witch doctor.
Zulu Warrior. South Africa 1899. Wedding dance, ornaments utensils, interior hut.
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This plate represents a soft brocade gown which was brought from England to the Barbadoes Colony in 1685.
The Igorot (also Cordillerano) are an indigenous people living on the Philippine island of Luzon.
The pleasure-grounds belonging to the Taj Mahal are watered daily during the dry season; and they are clothed in perpetual verdure, while the surrounding country is a wilderness.
The Bagobo also Manobo, Manuvu, Obbo, Obo, are indigenous peoples of the Philippines.
The beginning of modern historiography in South Africa is set to 6 April 1652, when the Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company established a supply station at the Cape of Good Hope.
The Plate represents three Sinhalese girls from 13 to 16 years of age, employed in coffee picking.
The members of historical infantry units called themselves Zuaven. The name goes back to the Kabyl tribe of the Zuauas in the Zuaua district (Zuavia) in the Algerian province of Constantine, who already provided mercenary troops at the time of the Ottoman Empire who were famous for their bravery.