National Geographic : 1913 Oct
A BOYS' SCHOOL IN SIBERIA The pupils in this school are all Tatars and members of the Bouriat tribe; in religion they are Buddhists. The national costume, which the Bouriats have preserved very jealously, consists of a robe shaped not unlike a dressing-gown and usuallylined with fur; itreaches totheankles, and on the right side is embellished with a curious triangular decoration of a different color to the rest of therobe. The men, boys, and unmarried girls have sleeves of the same material as the robe, but for the married women the sleeves are always ofadifferent color ormaterial. The Bouriats are an intensely conservative tribe and view with suspicion any reforms the Russians attempt tointroduce.