National Geographic : 1929 Dec
() iNational jeograpnlie oC1ciLy BRIDES CARRY THEIR DOWRIES ON THEIR HEADS These wedding caps, loaded with silver and gold coins, often weigh so much that it is difficult to conceive how the women endure them. They are kept on day and night, because if they are removed for long their wearers suffer from headache (see also Color Plate III, left). Autochromes by American Colony Photographers THE NAZARETH GIRL PRIZES HER MOTHER'S GOWN This young woman's dress isafustan, an heirloom reminiscent of an old-time wedding. It was woven inDamascus perhaps 100years ago, of silver and gold thread. Garments ofthis type arerare, for most ofthem have been sold to jewelers forthe precious metals they contain.