Category Archives: Caucasia

Caucasian costumes

Oriental carpet. 15th century. Caucasus.

Ancient Oriental carpet. 15th century. Caucasus. Asia Minor. Phoenix

Carpet with conventionalized Animal-Figures from Asia Minor or the Caucasus, 15t century.

Carpet with conventionalized Animal-Figures: Incomplete Asia Minor or the Caucasus; First half of the 15th century. Length, 172 cm.; width, 90 cm.

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Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, Indian Melicete tribe. 19th century.

Embroidery, Caucasus, Greece, American Natives. Indian Melicete tribe

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, American Natives.

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece.

  1. Circassian embroidered Saddle-Cloth. 2. Embroidered dress, Greece. Hand-work of the North-American Indian Melicete tribe. Continue reading

Prince from Imereti, Georgia Caucasus costume.

Georgia Caucasus costume. Traditional Georgia clothing. Asian dress

Prince from Imereti, Georgia.

Prince from Imereti, Georgia Caucasus costume.

Prince Imerethien.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Kyrgyzstan, caucasia soldier costume.

Caucasian soldier costume. Traditional Kyrgyzstan clothing. Asian dress

Caucasian Kyrgyz

Kyrgyzstan, caucasian soldier costume, 1834.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

An armed Turcoman, with his Bow 1803.

Armed Turcoman costume. Ottoman empire warrior. Asian knight.

A Turcoman, with his Bow.

An armed Turcoman, with his Bow 1803

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

A Female of the Nogai Tribe of Tatars.

Nomadic Nogai tribes dress. Traditional russian national costume. Tatar costume

A Female of the Nogai Tribe of Tartars.

A Female of the Nogai Tribe of Tartars.

Une Femme des Tatars Nogais. 

NEXT to the Kaptchak tribe, the horde of Nogai Tartars was, for a long time, the most celebrated of the west. It was founded in the thirteenth century by Nogai, Tartar general, who, after having subdued the nations inhabiting the northern coasts of the Black Sea, was unwilling that his conquests should become the property of the Khan of Kaptchak, and therefore formed a colony of his own, in the country he had conquered. Continue reading

A Kabardian of Mount Caucasus in traditional folk dress.

Kabardian in traditional folk dress. Kabardin, Circassian, Cherkessia costume

A Kabardian of Mount Caucasus.

A Kabardian of Mount Caucasus.

Un Kabardien du Mont Caucase.

CAUCASUS is that vast chain of mountains, extending from the north-west to the south-east, between the Euxine and the Caspian Sea. It is the boundary marked out by nature between Russia and Persia. ” At the intervals of my short sojourn upon the mountains,” says Professor Pallas, in his `Observations made (luring a Journey through the Northern Governments of the Russian Empire in 1793 and 1794,’ ” i had repeated opportunities of making discoveries relative to the inhabitants of Caucasus. Continue reading

A Female Kabardian of Mount Caucasus.

Kabardian in traditional folk dress. Kabardin, Circassian, Cherkessia costume

A Female Kabardian of Mount Caucasus.

A Female Kabardian of Mount Caucasus.

Une Kabardienne du Mont Caucase.

THE dress of all the Tartars of Mount Caucasus (Kabardin, Circassian, Cherkessia) is nearly the same, and chiefly consists of the long garment of the Orientals. The Tartars of Kabarda are particularly distinguished by the richness and majestic elegance of their apparel. They wear the finest linen, loose drawers, and short morocco boots embroidered. Over their tunic, which is fastened with a long silk girdle, is thrown a large robe of fine cloth or silk, the sleeves of which hang down be-hind. Continue reading