National Geographic : 1911 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE RANI OF SIKKIM (SEE PAGE 60) Her head-dress is composed chiefly of pearls. Her ear-rings are of turquoise. The neck laces are of carnelian, turquoise, gold, and glass beads. Her dress is of the richest brocade. Photo from "Women of All Nations," Cassell & Co., New York, by Johnston & Hoffmann. compressed as to be practically useless; but, though this sacrifice to fashion must be exceedingly irksome, it is not in reality fraught with such serious consequences as the waist compression practiced by their "civilized" sisters in modern Eu rope. The fundamental object of such aids to beauty was naively admitted by a Chinese girl on whom a lady missionary was trying to impress the folly of foot bandaging: "Me squeezy foot; you squeezy waist; all same what for, get husband."