"Before he had gone to bed he had brought down his war dress, which he had not touched since his return from exile. He had shaken out his smoked raffia skirt and examined his tall feather head-gear and his shield."
War Skirt
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War Dress
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Public DomainShield

Africans' war dresses are quite different from that of the Europeans' during this time period. Notice how their attire did not give them very much protection, unlike the Europeans'.