National Geographic : 1918 Dec
Photographs by Pauline H. Dederer CANALESE WOMAN IN RAGUSA, DALMATIA The women from the valley of Canali may be distinguished by their snowy-white starched caps and dark woolen gowns. The bright-hued market bags which they carry add a gay note to their otherwise somber costume. The people of Ragusa live in the shadow of a glorious past, when their city was an independent republic and its overseas commerce so extensive that its merchant marine gave us the word "argosy" (vessel of Ragusa). HERZEGOVINIANS SEEN IN RAGUSA, DALMATIA These women are the most picturesque of all the types seen inRagusa. They wear woolen tunicsof white ordark blue over coarse white gar ments, and heavy woolen aprons of many bright hues, like small Oriental rugs. Their fascinating head-dresses are white lace veils hanging from tiny red caps fastened withgold pins and surmounted on fete days with bright yellow marigolds.