National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic society MADAME SITS FOR A CLOSE-UP OF HER HEIRLOOMS A golden pendant hangs at her neck and a jeweled pin fastens the richly patterned, long-fringed shawl. Clothes are not the only antiques in Beost. Villagers worship in a 12th-century church and live in houses dating as far back as the time of Columbus. Finlay Photographs by W. Robert Moore HER CLOTHES ARE NO GAYER THAN HER FLASHING SMILE So rare in Pau is the traditional garb, with its laced bodice, flowing skirt, and scarlet headdress,that puzzled citizens stopped toquestion The Geographic's photographerabout itashetook pictures of specially costumed groups at the gateway of the town's historic castle.