National Geographic : 1930 Feb
() iNational Geographic Society DIGNITY DISTINGUISHES THE BATAK GIRL This young woman has a clear complexion, large brown eyes, and regular features, but her mouth has been marred by the chipping or filing of her teeth to the level of her gums. She wears a costume of homespun, with a huge silver earring held in place by a point of her padded cap (see also Color Plate III). Autochromes by W. Robert Moore THIS CHIEF'S PEOPLE WERE ONCE FEROCIOUS Some of the older men inthe jolly old Batak ruler's village near Toba Lake remember days of savagery, but now they are peaceful. Though taller, darker and more bearded than the true Malay, they are of Malayan stock, have straight hair, and show no trace ofNegrito blood.