National Geographic : 1931 Oct
© National Geographic Society KAW WOMEN OF THE SHAN STATES WEAR GAY PLUMAGE Short skirts and vivid color combinations are not a fad with these people, but traditional wear. The headdresses, composed of tufts of dyed monkey or dog fur, fiber tassels, seeds, buttons, beads and coins, serve as badges of the tribe. Natural-Color Photographs by W. Robert Moore LAHU NAS DRESS MORE CONSERVATIVELY This man and his wifehave come tomarket with produce inback pack baskets and side-slungcarrying bags. The woman's ankle-length skirt, long coat, and breastornament of beads and large silver disks are in the characteristic tribal mode.