Africa | The details of the scarification of a Yombe woman. Congo | © H.A. Bernatzik. Africa, 1947 - Google Search

The ancient cross, known as the swastika, scarred upon this woman's back, seems to be sole evidence of Congo negro knowledge of the mystic sign.

Scarification

Scarification on a Nuba woman marking the weaning of her first child The scarification is achieved by hooking the skin with a thorn and then cutting it with a small knife. Victoria Ebin, The Body Decorated. London: Thames and Hudson,

Eastern Congo woman, National Geographic | November 1937

Africa - Eastern Congo woman with “beauty scars”, incisions intended to accentuate her charm - © National Geographic, November

Africa | Yaelima woman with scarification. DR Congo | Scanned old postcard; Thill Nels love the concentric circles

Tatouage de la femme Yaelima nue String Tattoo nude woman Back Thill Nels

Africa | Details from a Bobo woman. Ivory Coast || Scanned vintage postcard; Collection G Labitite, Dakar

Somewhat difficult/beautiful image by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik showing scarification on the abdomen of an African woman.

Africa | "Femme dahoméenne" Dahomey/Benin. Post stamped 1908. | Vintage postcard; collection Geo Wölber. No 5.

Africa | "Femme dahoméenne" Dahomey/Benin. Post stamped 1908. | Vintage postcard; collection Geo Wölber. No 5.

Edmond Demaître • Comme en atteste ce tatouage «brodé» sur le dos d'une Africaine lors d'une expédition ethnologique en 1930.

Credit: Edmond Demaître /© musée du quai Branly An 'embroidered' tattoo on the back of a native of Gasmata, Papua New Guinea, circa These body ornamentations were produced by scarification

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