Viewing page 7 of 100

the road with steady strides ^[[strides]] in Indian file; silent and [[underline]] serious looking. [[/underline]] At a distance this makes a [[underline]] very graceful and artistic picture [[/underline]] reminding of old Greece, [[/underline]] enhanced by the bright and well selected colors of their [[underline]] Sarongs and Shelangs. [[/underline]] Near by, one discovers that many of them are old worn out flat breasted women and that many more carry in [[underline]] their mouth or the corner of their mouth a ball of smoking [[strikethrough]] tof [[/strikethrough]] tobacco [[/underline]] which they keep so that it [[underline]] hangs half over their lips. [[/underline]] Many of them have the [[underline]] lower lobe of their ears pierced [[/underline]] so as to carry into it a [[underline]] slightly conical cylinder [[/underline]] [[strikethrough]] with [[/strikethrough]] some in metal, some in horn
[[end page]]
[[start page]]
or other material with which they keep the hole [[underline]] distended to about one inch opening. [[/underline]] Some of them, as far as lines are concerned are [[strikethrough]] undoubd [[/strikethrough]] undoubtedly [[underline]] very graceful specially in conjunction of the surrounding landscape [[/underline]] and vegetation or the neighborhood of some picturesque [[underline]] Hindu shrine. [[/underline]] When they make an offering or pray at the shrine they [[underline]] extend their gifts heavenward, [[/underline]] a very graceful pose. [[underline]] None of them smiles nor gives a sign of recognition nor do they salute as the men [[/underline]] do. As the Island is thickly populated and the women are all the time carrying something or another this endless procession of barechested wo-
Please note that some language in this collection may be culturally insensitive or offensive to some viewers. It is presented as it exists in the original document for the benefit of research. The material reflects the culture and context in which it was created and not the views of the Smithsonian Institution.