National Geographic : 1920 May
462 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TIlE SOLE RELIC OF THE OLD NATIVE COSTUME IS THE PECULIAR I.LACK HEAD DRESS OF TilH WOMEN, CALLED THE "FALDETTA " The Maltese are a thrifty, industrious people. The women are noted for their black eyes, fine hair, and graceful carriage. Photographs by S. L. Cassar A REAR VIEW OF TIIE MALTESE EASTER BONNET While farming is the principal industry in Malta. more than 5.000 women and children are engaged in producing the famous Maltese lace.