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Story: ||hara and Tto


||hara and Tto


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


The Bushmen anoint their heads with //hára (which is black and sparkling), mixed with fat, and rub their bodies with ttò. (L VIII.-14. 7272 rev.,-7276 rev., note). Ttò or 'Roode Klip' is dug out from the mountain side. Precautions to be taken against sorcerers upon these occasions. (L VIII.-14. 7275 and 7276, 7279 and 7380). A description of stones called ||hara and tto. ||hara is black and the people pound it together with fat and anoint their heads with it. Tto is red and is pounded and rubbed onto their flesh.


1) This story is found in Book VIII-14


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


August 1878


Custom and daily life


stone (called tto, or rooi klip) , stone (called ||hara) , stone (used for 'anointing' or painting the body) , painting (the head with ||hara) , painting (with tto) , painting (`) , painting (anointing) , painting (of the body) , painting (preparation of substances used for) , painting (the stones used for) , ||hara (and tto) , ||hara (mixed with fat) , ||hara (makes the head resemble the !khi tree) , ||hara (the bag used for) , ||hara (the preparation and mixing of) , ||hara (stone) , ||hara (its colour) , ||hara (makes people 'handsome' or 'beautiful') , ||hara (painting the head with) , ||hara (a description of) , tto (the bag used for) , tto (a description of) , tto (rooi klip) , tto (painting with) , tto (is rubbed into the body) , tto (the preparation of) , adornment (with ||hara and tto) , bag (used for ||hara and tto) , tree (!khi) , tree (||hara makes the head resemble) , names (of stones used for anointing the body) , names (tto, or rooi klip) , names (||hara) , body (anointing or painting with ||hara and tto)

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