YOUNG KLING FEMALE IMPERSONATOR
He belongs to the ancient Dravidian race, perhaps the most primitive
of all the Indian types distributed over Southern Hindustan and found
in thousands in the East Indian seaports and the Straits Settlements.
This lad earns his living by donning girl's costume and dancing in the
streets of Singapore to the music of his older comrades' guitar and
THOUGH MIXED, A HIGHLY DECOROUS MEASURE
This dance of Padaungs is an exception to the rule almost invariably
observed throughout Burma that men and women should dance separately.
But though both sexes are dancing together here their performance is
anything but corybantic, consisting merely of solemn motions backwards
and forwards, the time being given by a few monotonous notes hardly
amounting to an air sounded on a mouth-organ. Joining hands is eschewed
as most improper