National Geographic : 1946 Dec
() .National ueograpntc society Silks Worth $30 a Yard Clothe a Damascus Beauty No need has she to stand in line for nylons, for Syria and Lebanon have long produced silk. The plains abound in mulberry orchards. Women and chil dren pick the leaves and feed them to the silkworms. His Snowy Turban Indicates the Druse's Rank Members of his sect are divided into the initiated and uninitiated. Those in the learned class may be recognized bythe white strip worn around ared fez. Some Druses resemble Arabs;others look likeEuropeans.