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Zaffo [. . .] come ovi li cuocono [sic] sotto le bragie sono sapo-ritissime. e pavonazzi Le foglie servono per far tinta negra1 cõ che tingono i loro panni

Safou they cook them like eggs under the embers. They are very tasty and purple. The leaves serve to make black dye with which they dye their cloth.

  • 1. About textiles in early modern central African see Fromont, "Getting to Know Early Modern Western Central African Textiles."
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