National Geographic : 1933 Jun
NOMAD LIFE AND FOSSIL TREASURES OF MONGOLIA TYPICAL HEADDRESS OF THE KHALKA TRIBE NEAR URGA The hair is arranged over a framework like the horns of a mountain sheep. On the head is a filigree cap of gold or silver studded with precious stones in the case of the richer people and bits of colored glass in the poorer. Plaques of gold or silver ornament the ends of the "horns" and the braids are often enclosed in cylinders of gold or silver. WOMEN OF THE CHAHAR TRIBE OF INNER MONGOLIA These women are standing in front of the felt-covered yurt, a portable dwelling adapted to the Mongols' needs, since it can be easily taken down, transported, and erected again.