National Geographic : 1947 Jan
To Touch a Lolo's Sacred Topknot Is to Insult Him High cheekbones and darker skins set them apart from most Chinese. All men wear the topknot, sometimes covered with a turban. These tribesmen cooperated willingly with the rescue party, but while in their village the Americans suffered the theft of 300 rounds of ammunition. U.S.Army Air Forces, Official Lightly She Bears Her Duties asLolo Queen This 23-year-old mother ofthree children helps rule aremote mountain area, near Tienpa, on the Sikang-Szechwan border. Her heavily embroidered smock covers numerous petticoats.Earrings are oftortoise shell. Her hat, made of several layers of stiffened cloth, isheld inplace byher coiled pigtail (page 106).