FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
and the chin. A more original head-dress was one which we saw among the Lintindjou women. On a little knot of hair was perched a plaited straw circlet, like those worn by the Annamite sharpshooters, from which hung a fringe with white tassels. The
costume was composed of a jacket, fastened with two silver clasps, black trousers, and linen bands tied round the ankles. These natives seemed very shy. One woman, of whom I took a snap - shot, had a vivacious little face, with strongly protruding forehead, and eyes that were scarcely at all oblique. She was clearly distinguishable from both Chinese and Annamite. Some Hou-Ni women were also pointed out to us, clothed in tunics which descended to the knee, and wearing on their breasts a round silver plate, with designs of crabs and scorpions.
This first glimpse of the native population only increased our
Lolo Woman at Mongtse.Lolo Woman at Mongtse.