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Trappings that Beset a Mongol Princess
Men of Mongolia Versed in Mysterious Lore

TRAPPINGS THAT BESET A MONGOL PRINCESS

MEN OF MONGOLIA VERSED IN MYSTERIOUS LORE

Royal lineage and regal adorning grace this Mongolian princess in her bejewelled and beaded headdress that rustles with soft clash at every movement of her head. The full, smooth cheeks and narrowing eyes are the dominant features of her race Yellow-robed brothers of the Yellow Faith, they are for ever telling their rosaries, whispering the orison, or turning the prayer wheels. Many of these lamas, who make one-third of the population, gather together forming separate communities, their convents being mere clusters of tents. Great respect is paid to them, and they are readily supported by the laity