Beni Mellikech Celebrating Tikar

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Kabylian Tribe of Beni Mellikech Celebrating Tikar
Tikar ceremony performed for General Nesmes-Desmarets by the Beni Mellikech. From a drawing sent by Captain Japy.

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Ritual fight involving two men squatting and kicking each other in front of a group of spectators. The caption reads:
The caption reads in the original French: Fête du Tikar, donnée à M. le général Nesmes-Desmarets par les Beni-Melikouche. — d’après un dessin envoyé par M. le capitaine Japy.

NB: “Tikar” is often spelled “Tiqqar” in more recent publications.

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