By living in protected houses and wearing gloves and veils at night all the staff escaped malaria except one or two attendants.
The women alone put on mourning attire, by dyeing their veils, shirts, &c., dark blue, with indigo; and they stain their hands, and smear the walls, with the same color.
So dazzling was the light, it penetrated even the darkness that veils my eyes.
The making of gloves was introduced about 1800, of shawls about 1840 and of veils about 1850.
Nevertheless veils were not usually worn out of doors, the countrywoman of to-day is not veiled, and it is uncertain whether there is any early parallel for the yashmak, the narrow strip which covers the face below the eyes and hangs down to the feet.