Sam Haskins - African Image - Page 2

Top: Zambian Mask. During the Makishi initiation ceremony these masks are used by the dancers together with a costume that covers the entire body.

Below: Venda maidens performing the famous fertility rite - the gracefully rhythmic Domba dance. No girl is allowed to marry until she has danced the Domba, nor should she still be unmarried when the next Domba ceremony begins.