Category Archives: Asia

Costume and fashion history of Asia . Manners and Customs. Collected from rare sources. The Forgotten Books.

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Opium smocking in Shanghai 1899.

Opium, smocking, Shanghai, China,

Opium Smocking

Opium smocking in Shanghai 1899.

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Marquis Dufferin Ava with Armenian refugees.

Armenian refugees, Armenia, History, massacres, Ottoman Empire

Armenian refugees with Marquis Dufferin Ava

Marquis Dufferin Ava with Armenian refugees at the hospital at Varna, Bulgaria 1896.

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Kazuma Ogawa. Costumes & customs in Japan.

Old court dress, historical, historic, Japan, costume, Kazuma Ogawa, Photographer,

Old court dress.

Kazuma Ogawa. Costumes & customs in Japan. Tokyo 1892.

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The Tokchim Tarjum. The Forbidden Land, 1898.

Tokchim Tarjum, Journey, Tibet, Costume, Monk,

The Tokchim Tarjum, 1898.

The Tokchim Tarjum, 1898.

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Armenian bishop, Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Armenian bishop, Djulfa, costume, Azerbaidjan

The Armenian bishop of Djulfa, Azerbaidjan.

The Armenian bishop of Djulfa, Azerbaidjan. c. 1886

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Wakf property of Daniel. Visit to Sheikh Thae.

Iran, Khuzestan,cheikh, wakf, vakf,, Islamic law

Visit to Sheikh Thaer, administrator of the vakfs property of Daniel.

Wakf property of Daniel. Sheikh Thae.

Visit to Sheikh Thaer, administrator of the Wakf property of Daniel, 1848.

Iran. Khuzestan. Ab-Dizfoul and the secretaries of Sheikh Thaer. Drawing of Tofani, from a photograph.

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Kirghiz Sultan Beck and family. Kazakhstan.

Kirghiz Sultan, Kazakhstan clothing, Sultan Beck, Thomas Witlam Atkinson

Sultan Beck and family, trained hunting-hawk and camels.

Kirghiz Sultan Beck and family. Kazakhstan.

Sultan Beck and family, trained hunting-hawk and camels.

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Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo. Japan.

Buddhist Priest. Costumes. Okinawa Japan. Priest. Gentleman. Loo choo.

Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

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Seppuku, Hara Kiri. Ritualized suicide. Japan.

Suicide. Japan, Seppuku. Samurai, Tycoon. Hara Kiri. Costumes. traditional. 切腹, 腹切り,

The Tycoon’s messengers’s reading the sentence.

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