National Geographic : 1912 Sep
A WILD TINGIAN GIRL These women differ from those of all other head-hunting tribes in never exposing the upper part of their bodies except when in mourning. They are inordinately fond of bead necklaces and of such large silver ear ornaments as are shown in the photograph. pearl and suspended from necklaces in stich a way as to hang on their chests. Their shields are of a peculiar and highly characteristic form, and are almost in variably painted black, red, and yellow in accordance with a conventional color scheme, which is substantially the same in every instance. They use lances with long and very slender heads. Their head-axes in many cases more nearly resemble corn-knives than the axes of the Bontoc Igorot or the Kalingas. A few of the men know how to work iron and steel. DIFFERENT IDEAS OF DRESS IOR WOMEN The women wear short skirts, and upper garments. They differ from the women of all other Philippine head hunting tribes in being scrupulously careful about exposing the upper part of the body, except when they are in mourning. Many of their ornaments are like those of the men, and they are inordinately fond of bead necklaces and of large silver ear ornaments of peculiar form. A blue thread tied tightly around the ankle is a sign that the wearer is un married. These wild Tingians live in small vil lages in immediate proximity to rivers and streams. It has proved excessively difficult to suppress head-hunting among them, for the reason that it is intimately connected with their religious beliefs.