National Geographic : 1936 Jan
© National Geographic Society BENEATH THE PILLOW HEADGEAR SHE WEARS A TINY CAP From the under piece hang scarlet ribbons, with amber beads, pearl buttons, corals, and silver plates. This was the artist's hostess, wife of a Kirghiz chieftain of Subashi, in the Pamirs. Drawings by Alexandre lacovleff THE PRINCESS ONCE STUDIED MEDICINE INBRUSSELS Her tresses, streaming from asilver crown setwith corals, are wrapped about horsehaircylinders and held inplace bygold brocade. She greeted the artist atUrumchi inEnglish, French, and Russian.