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.
The women had flowing robes, tall pointed caps, and veils descending over most of the figure.