National Geographic : 1905 Jan
Palace of the Old King of Tibet, at Lhasa The clothing of a Tibetan is of special design, made from native cloth in various colors. The poor classes wear white, the cheapest color; the richer people red and dark red, the soldiers dark blue, and yellow is used by higher dignitaries and princes. Women prefer the dark red cloth. Of course, other colors are also met with. In proportion to their means,Tibetans dress rather elegantly. Their jewelry is of gold, silver, corals, diamonds, rubies, pearls, turquoise, and other stones. Their jewelry is of gold, silver, corals, diamonds, rubies, pearls, turquoise, and other stones.