National Geographic : 1920 Jan
KARO-BATAK WOMEN AT MARKET. NOTE THEIR CURIOUS TOWL-STIAPED IIEAD-DRESSES The whole island of Sumatra might be termed a vegetable and fruit garden. It is famous for itspepper plantations, its orange, lemon, and pomegranate groves, its coffee and tobacco. The climate of the island is tropical, the equator bisecting it.The average annual rainfall varies from 98 inches in the "dry country" to 139 inches in the wet region.