National Geographic : 1931 Oct
SHAN TRIBES MAKE BURMA'S HILLS FLASH WITH COLOR © National Geographic Society Natural-Color Photograph by W. Robert Moore KAW "SUB DEBS" SHYLY DISPLAY THEIR PET PARRAKEETS Here is a novel idea for "swagger sticks." The only difficulty is to teach the birds to stay on the perches. These children are attired like their mothers, save that instead of the tribal-badge headdresses (see Color Plate II) they wear close-fitting bonnets. The older, emulating the grown ups, carries at her waist a basket of cotton to twist into thread when her hands are free. The leg gings are for protection against leeches.