National Geographic : 1916 Sep
© International Press Photo Company TSIGANY GYPSY WOMEN: ROUMANIA There is perhaps no music in the world more passionately weird, touching deeper chords of pathos, or reaching higher pitches of joy than that of the Tsigany folk of southeastern Europe. It has made them famous wherever the lovers of the weird and the exhilarating foregather. Photograph by Frederick Moore ROUMANIAN GIRLS MAKING THREAD The Roumanian peasant woman hasakeen appreciation ofthe color values and combinations. She embroiders herdresses with thread she has grown from the seed-so tospeak-for sheplants theflax, gathers the fiber, and carries itthrough allitsprocesses, from breaking and cording to spinning.