National Geographic : 1920 Mar
THE DEEPLY DENTED TATTOO-MARKS INDICATE THAT THIS ATAYAL SAVAGE HAS ATTAINED MANHOOD'S ESTATE It is perpetual leap-year in the Atayal country, for the woman has an equal right with the man to choose her mate, the bride prospective going to the house of the man or he going to hers. No one is allowed to have more than one partner or to marry into another tribe. A WOMAN OF THE ATAYAL GROUP WHOSE TATTOOING DENOTES THAT SHEISOF MARRIAGEABLE AGE Both the men and women ofthis group arefond ofnecklaces and bracelets and other ornaments made oftheteeth ofanimals, hard red berries, brass and other metals. They remove from theupper jaw the two lateral incisors to improve their appearance.