National Geographic : 1911 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE DRAVIDIAN NAMBURI BRAHMAN LADY OF THE WEST COAST OF INDIA IN PULL DRESS Her ornaments are of gold, and form the only covering she is allowed to wear above the waist in public. Photo from "Women of All Nations," Cassell & Co., New York, by Nicholas & Co. the ears of New Zealanders have their parallel in the fireflies worn by Central American beauties and the live tortoise attached to the girdles of fashionable Parisiennes. It will be sufficient to say that the savage belles enhance their charms by all the armory of "jewelry" known to their European sisters. There are, however, a few forms of ornament which the latter have outgrown, and these are perhaps worthy of a few mo inents' consideration. One of the little pygmy ladies who lately visited London had her upper lip pierced in three places, and often wore small brass rings through the punctures.