Mandari boys wash head and hands in fresh cattle urine, later applying ash from a cow dung fire to keep insects away. Repeated washing has an admired bleaching effect on the hair.

 (image by Michael Freeman)
Mandari boys wash head and hands in fresh cattle urine, later applying ash from a cow dung fire to keep insects away. Repeated washing has an admired bleaching effect on the hair.
©Michael Freeman
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