National Geographic : 1952 Aug
> A Bhotia Woman Doing Her Chores Wears All Her Beads Yansu villagers strap these grain-filled saddlebags to the backs of goats and sheep (page 209). Herders, driving the animals across high mountain passes, trade the grain for Tibetan wool, rugs, salt, borax, or gold. This stone-lined hole in the ground serves as a granary. At harvesttime tribesmen pour millet into the pit and seal the en trance with rock and earth. The grain, though un sacked, does not spoil. Beads and baubles hang from the ivoman's neck, nose, and ears. Rings and bracelets weight fingers and arms. Hair across the forehead is combed into scores of neat little plaits. 1 * Dancers Sway to a Fiddler's Tune At Milam the Scots found a farewell party un der way for the region's medical missionary. Vil lagers thronged the square to watch a floor show by dancers and musicians. These women, wandering entertainers, swayed ec statically and sang a mo notonous chant. "Violin" and bow produced fearful discords. © National Geographic Society ,.. Kodachrome by Douglas Scott .