National Geographic : 1941 Feb
i) iva uonai ueugrapilc 1 U clety Discarded Idols Watch Over Him at Work The carved balsa wood gods have been abandoned in the banana and sugar cane patch which the little Indian boy cultivates. Because of their hostility to strangers, the 20,000 islanders have retained unusual purity of race. Gold Nose Rings Are Feminine Beauty "Musts" The nose of each baby girl ispierced and asilkthread drawn through the opening. Thicker threads aresubstituted every fewdays until thehole islarge enough to admit the ring. Cuna women seldom leave theislands.