National Geographic : 1931 Mar
Ui~. uupiiii cw iii OUcieLy VENERABLE KASHGAR PAYS ALLEGIANCE TO A NEW FLAG After the fall of the Peking Government in June, 1928, shopkeepers of Kashgar made their streets gay with the blue, red and white of the Nationalist flag. By order of the new regime, the banners were dis played throughout the city for three days. Natural Color Photographs by W. Bosshard A GEM FROMAKHOTAN WEAVER'S LOOM Prayer rugs are patterned not only toproduce apleasing effect but also to express some symbolic meaning. The design ofthearch frequently serves to identify the region inwhich apiece hasoriginated. Khotan was formerly a center of the rugindustry.