Category Archives: Kamtschatka

Traditional Kamtschatka clothing

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula. Types of Kamchadales.

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula costumes. Types of Kamchadales. Ancient Asia clothing

Russia Kamchatka. Types of Kamchadales.

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula. Types of Kamchadales in 19th century.

Types des Kamtchadales.

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

Traditional Unalaska, Aleutian Islands folk dresses.

Traditional Unalaska, Aleutian Islands folk dresses. Traditional Russian national costume

A Man and Woman of Unalaska, one of the Aleutian Islands.

Traditional Unalaska, Aleutian Islands folk dresses.

Homme et Femme d’Oonalschka, une des Isles Aleutiennes 1803.

(Unalaska is an island in the Fox Islands in the middle of the Aleutian Islands, south-west of Alaska in the United States. The Aleutian or Unangan live on the island of Unalaska for thousands of years.)

THE first and most western of these islands is that in which Bering, after a most disastrous navigation, was compelled to seek an asylum in 1741, and in which he afterwards died. It has preserved the name of this unfortunate commodore. Continue reading

Kuril Islands. Aboriginal Ainu in traditional costume.

Kuril Islands folk dress.  Aboriginal Ainu in traditional costume.

A Kurilian.

Kuril Islands. Aboriginal Ainu in traditional costume.

Un Kourilien.

THE Kuriles are a chain of islands extending from the south promontory of Kamchatka as far as Japan. The Japanese have long frequented these islands; but Europe is solely indebted to Russia for a knowledge of their existence. In the year 1706, the Russians discovered those islands lying nearest to Kamchatka; and, in 1710, some Japanese, who were shipwrecked on that peninsula, furnished them with fresh information upon this subject. In the following years, a few Cossacs made several expeditions to the most northern of the Kuriles; and in 1739 they were discovered by Walton and Spangberg, who navigated as far as Japan. Continue reading

A Koriak in his Holiday Dress.

A Koriak in traditional Kamchatka Holiday Dress. Traditional Russian national costume.

A Koriak in his Holiday Dress.

A Koriak in his Holiday Dress.

Un Koriak en Habit de Fête.

THE ties of blood form no obstacle to the conjugal union of the Koriaks. They are permitted to marry their cousins, aunts, and even their mothers-in-law. Contrary to the custom of the greater part of the people of the East, the husband does not purchase his wife; but, like the Kamchadales, the lover is obliged to pass several years in the service of his mistress’s father: he must also succeed in touching her, in the manner already described in Plate 51; and if he should happen to fail in obtaining this object, he forfeits the fruits of all his past labors. The rich are not exempted from these obligations. Continue reading

A Female Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress.

A Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress. Traditional Russian national costume.

A Female Koriak.

A Female Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress.

Une Koriake.

THE stationary Koriaks are far from entertaining the jealous sentiments of their neighbors, of whom we have just spoken: on the contrary, they feel a degree of pride whenever their wives attract the attention of strangers; and, with that view, will encourage them to pay the greatest attention to the decoration of their persons. Continue reading

A Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress.

A Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress. Traditional Russian national costume.

A Koriak.

A Koriak in traditional Kamtchatka dress.

Un Koriak.

THE Koryaks are, principally, scattered to the north of the Pengina lake and the peninsula of Kamtchatka, as far as the coasts of the Eastern Ocean. It would be difficult to mark out, precisely, the limits of the territory they occupy, as it is intersected, in several places, by the habitations of the Tschutski, the Kamchatkadales and the Tongusians. Continue reading

The Inside of A Winter Habitation in Kamtchatka.

The Inside of A Winter Habitation. Traditional Kamtchatka folk dress. Russian national costume

The Inside of A Winter Habitation in Kamtchatka.

The Inside of A Winter Habitation in Kamtchatka.

Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains James Cook (1728-1779) , Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780.
For G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand. M.DCC.LXXXV. 1785.

A Kamchadale in his Winter Dress.

Traditional Kamtchatka folk dress. Russian national costume

A Kamchadale in his Winter Dress.

A Kamchadale in his Winter Dress.

Un Kamtchadale en Habit d’Hiver. 

A CHAIN of stony and barren mountains, extending from the fifty-first to the sixty-second degree of north latitude, forms the peninsula of Kamtchatka. Destitute of a soil capable of cultivation, and exposed to the severest frosts during the summer, it is neither capable of nourishing troops, nor of rewarding the toils of the labourer. The Kamchadals call themselves Itelmanns, that is to say, inhabitants. They have long been established in these gloomy territories. They have no traditions respecting their origin. They consider their country as the happiest region on the face of the globe, and themselves the favourites of the Gods, the most fortunate of mortals. Continue reading

Woman from Kamtschatka in ordinary dress

Traditional Kamtschatka folk dress. Russian national costume

A Kamtschadale in his ordinary Dress.

A Kamchadale in his ordinary Dress.

Un Kamtchadale en habit ordinaire.

WHEN we consider the natural productions of Kamchatka, and the severity of the climate of this peninsula, some idea may easily be formed of the clothing of its inhabitants. Their dresses are made of rein-deer skins, which they procure of the Koriaks in exchange, and of the skins of birds, dogs, and the sea-calf. Continue reading

Traditional Kamtschatka Holiday Dress

Traditional Kamtschatka Holiday Dress. Russian national costume

A Woman of Kamschatka in her Holiday Dress.

Traditional Kamtschatka Holiday Dress.

Une Kamchadale en Habit de Fête.

THE Kamtchadale seldom chooses a wife from among the females who dwell in the same hut with himself. He repairs to the one which contains the object of his affection, he solicits the happiness of labouring for her parents, and uses every exertion to give them a favourable opinion of his zeal and activity. Continue reading