National Geographic : 1923 Jan
THE ISLAND OF SARDINIA AND ITS PEOPLE TRANSPORTING BAMBOO MATS These mats are made of the split poles of bamboo, which grows throughout the island in the low places. The peasants use the mats as coverings for carts, and in the home the cylinders serve as containers for storing grain. SARDINIAN PEASANTS COMING INTO MACOMER As the horse is trained to carry double, the women ride behind the men. The saddles are works of art in leather of various colors, ornamented with bone buttons and pockets. There is always a little foot-board on the side for the riders' feet.