Chinese Mandarin. Portrait of Van-ta-gin.
The Bride of Messina by Friedrich Schiller.
French First Empire fashion. (England Regency, Georgian fashion period)
Une Fille Yakoute, par derrière.
THE most learned and revered of the Yakutan Aiouns, or priests, are those who can remember the names of the greatest number of divinities; but they are more indebted for the consideration they enjoy to their powers of magic, their tambour, and the oddity of their dress, than to their sacerdotal functions. Continue reading
Front of of a Yakut, Sakha in his Hunting Dress.
Un Yakout en Habit de Chasse, par derriére.
ALTHOUGH the Yakuti are condemned to a wandering state of existence, they rarely change their winter habitations: in autumn they return to the same huts which they occupied during the preceding winter. Continue reading
Une Fille Yakoute.
SHAMANISM is the only religion known to the Yakuti. They acknowledge two superior beings; both of them nearly equal in power, the one good, and the other bad. Inferior deities, emanating from their substance, participate also of their qualities. They marry, and have children of both sexes; who, in their turn, produce other divinities, inhabiting the air, the earth, and the waters. Continue reading
Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.
Une Femme Yakoute.
THE dress of the Yakutan women resembles that of the man; but, in general, their garments are better worked, and more loaded with ornaments. When they wish to appear in their best attire, they throw over their usual dress a waistcoat without sleeves, about six inches shorter than their under garment. Continue reading
Un Turcoman armé de son Arc, &c.
THE Trukhmenes, or Turcomans, says Professor Pallas, are a wealthy, well-formed, lively people, and more attached to ornamental dress than any other tribe of the Steppes. Continue reading
Une Femme Tschoutzkienne.
THE Tschutzki are a people strongly resembling the wandering Koriaks. They dress in the same manner, speak the same language, spring from the same stock, and have nearly the same manners and customs; but they are even more ferocious. Continue reading
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