In person and costume the Lihsaws resemble the Chinese of Yün-nan.
Opium cultivators, living in villages at very high altitudes, they are
unpopular with the forest department owing to the recklessness with
which they fell timber. The women's somewhat military-looking dress
is dark blue with red tags, mother-of-pearl or seed belts, and silver
torques round the neck
Styles seldom vary in Ceylon. A strip of cotton is always fashionable.
Staunch conservatism, however, cannot be expected of the rising generation
who in babyhood are decked out in the frills and furbelows of Western