National Geographic : 1931 Jun
PRESENT DAY SCENES IN THE WORLD'S OLDEST EMPIRE THE MINISTER OF WAR RIDES A GAILY-CAPARISONED MULE The high busby of lion mane worn by His Excellency is one of thirteen made in London for the Emueror and his highest officials (see, also, Color Plate III). (Q) National iTeograpnlc society IN ural iuit ruuwuglp uy vv. avruci . ucy BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WEAR THE NATIVE-WOVEN " CHAMMA" The chamma, or upper garment such as this man is weaving, is worth about seven thalers, although some of the very finest ones are worth as high as 200 or 300 thalers. The Maria Theresa silver thaler, valued at about 33 cents, is the currency of the country, and, although minted to-day, the coins must bear the date of 1780.