National Geographic : 1918 Dec
A CHRISTIAN MAIDEN OF THE ALBANIAN MOUNTAINS Her religion is indicated by the fact that she is unveiled. Her coun try is rugged and in the main inhospitable, and her domestic life is fraught with many hardships; but in one particular the Albanian woman is more fortunate than many of her sisters of the Balkan Peninsula. She is honored and revered by her menfolk, and nowhere else in Europe is a woman traveling alone in less danger of molestation than in this so-called "lawless" country (see page 477). A MOHAMMEDAN ALBANIAN OF SCUTARI In his native costume of cream-colored homespun, trimmed with black, and accoutred likeaveritable walking arsenal, the Albanian isa picturesque figure. Hecalls himself "son of the mountain eagle," and, although surrounded byhostile peoples, hehas succeeded for centuries in maintaining his racialintegrity toaremarkable degree. The Alba nian in his conduct toward his fellow-man isgoverned byarigorous tribal code which leadstomany feuds.