National Geographic : 1927 Dec
Photograph by H. J. Vinton TWO BRASS-BOUND BEAUTIES OF BURMA About her neck the woman at the left wears 15 pounds of brass. The legs of both are wrapped in polished hardware and beads. About the neck of the woman at the right are strings of rupees and beads. Photograph from L.G.Popoff HER FACE ISHER FORTUNE In certain Bulgarian villages near Sofia agirl isdecorated like this on her wedding day. A thick wreath offlowers isputabout herhead; then across her face are hung strings ofsilver coins.