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Members of a Black Meos Tribe with Characteristic Trinkets

MEMBERS OF A BLACK MEOS TRIBE WITH CHARACTERISTIC TRINKETS

Few jewels are worn by the members of the Meos tribes, which occupy several mountain heights in Laos and Tong-king. The women have long curved silver rods in their ears, the men a silver circlet round their necks. Despite the efforts of European travellers to purchase these trinkets, the Meos are loath to sell them, superstitiously fearing that death will speedily follow if they part from them

Young Couple of a White Meos Tribe in Full Dress

YOUNG COUPLE OF A WHITE MEOS TRIBE IN FULL DRESS

The Meos, a vigorous mountain race, are divided into several tribes which claim to be grouped into White Meos and Black Meos; this distinction, however, having no relation to colour of complexion or to style of dress. The full dress of the Meos woman is composed of a black turban, a pleated skirt, a bodice crossed in front, with a big sailor collar, and fastened by a sash