National Geographic : 1923 Jan
THE ISLAND OF SARDINIA AND ITS PEOPLE PART OF THIS PEASANT JOCKEY'S HABIT BELONGS TO HIS SWEETHEART Sometimes there are horse-races during the festivals in the hill villages. The riders dress in queer costumes and their mounts wear fancy bridles and surcingles. This particular horse man thinks his apparel will bring him good luck. WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE COSTUME Of DESULO (SEE ALSO COLOR PLATES V AND VIII) Made in the home, of coarsely woven mountain wool, this costume owes its color to a fruit and vegetable dye the secret of which was sought by German experts before the World War.