BURMESE AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS. '33
the girls are excessively pretty, and the dress of both sexes is most picturesque. The woman's costume consists of a loose white linen jacket, or should they be rich, of a brocaded jacket, with rather large bell-shaped sleeves, and a " tamehn " which is a long piece of silk or cotton, about a yard and a half in length and a trifle less in width.
little burmese girls dressed for a pwe.
This "tamehn" is generally made in two pieces, of different patterns, the lower part forming a border. The "tamehn" is worn like a very tight skirt, and is fastened round the chest, the two ends being attached together by a wonderfully cunning twist which, astonishing as it may seem, appears to make the garment quite secure. This petticoat displays clearly the symmetry of the