National Geographic : 1936 Nov
(C) N ational Geographic Society THIS MAYA WOOD CARRIER USES HIS HEAD The tumpline across his forehead is made of henequen. Many of the Indians work on Yucatan's vast plantations, which export about fifty per cent of the world's supply of this fiber, used in making binder twine and rope. The hooked knife is a chopping and cutting tool. Finlay Photographs byLuis Marden A SCARLET HIBISCUS FOR THE RISING GENERATION No less showy than thereal blossom aretheembroidered designs on the women's spotless "Mother Hubbards." Long petticoats, sometimes edged with lace, are part ofthe usual Maya costume, which onfeast days may include earrings and high-heeled shoes.