Tag Archives: Dance costumes

Bayadere. Indian dancer.

Indian dancer. Bayadere. Devadasi. Dance costume. Bayaderes. Sacred dance

Bayadere. Devadasi

Bayadere. Indian dancer.

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Pitti-Sing. Victorian opera character.

Pitty Sing. Pitty-Sing. Victorian opera character. Traditional Japanese Clothing, Kimono,

Victorian opera character.

Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character.

The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan). Continue reading

Ballroom dresses in 1762. Costumes of Paris.

Ballroom dresses. Rococo fashion 18th century.

Ballroom dresses in 1762. Costumes of Paris.

Ballroom dresses in 1762. Costumes of Paris.
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The first quadrille at Almack’s. England regency period 1818.

Quadrille. Romantic era fashion. Regency costumes. Satirical 19th century.

The first quadrille at Almack’s, c. 1818.

The first quadrille at Almack’s. England regency period 1818.

Four figures dancing at the club Almack’s: Marquis of Worcester; Lady Jersey; Clanronald Macdonald and Lady Worcester.

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Young India Hindu dancer costume, 19th century.

Young Hindu dancer costume. Traditional India 19th century clothing. Asian dress

Young Hindu dancer.

Young India Hindu dancer costume, 19th century.

Jeune danseur Indou.

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

Maori Poi Dance, New Zealand 1913

Traditional Maori Poi Dance. New Zealand folk costumess

Maori Poi Dance, New Zealand 1913

Maori Poi Dance, New Zealand 1913.

“Poi” as an art form originated in the Māori in New Zealand. The origin of Poi itself is relatively little studied, mainly because oral traditions are known. The Ur-Poi were an invention of Maori women and consisted of two equally long branches that were connected at their ends with flax. The other ends are put into the fire and brought it to burn in order to achieve an effect in the dark. The Poi dance was originally used by the Maori women to maintain flexibility of their hands, and of the men in order to promote the necessary strength and coordination in a fight. Poi were also used as a training tool for other ancient weapons like Mere or Patu. Poi spinning is kinesthetic related to staff rotation or pen spinning, since crossing the manipulation of a rotating object to be kinetic center, stands in front of and adjacent to both sides of the body and not on throwing and catching objects. The traditional Poi game is about a thousand years old and is regarded by the descendants of the original inhabitants of New Zealand today as a cultural tradition.

From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.

Rumba costume. Woman from Cuba.

 Rumba costumes. Cuba folk dress. Latin american folk clothing.

Woman from cuba dancing the rumba.

Woman from cuba in traditional rumba costume.

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African dance of the Moru tribe, South Sudan 1930s.

African dance. Moru tribe, South Sudan costume, tribals.

Moru Dance South Sudan.

African dance of the Moru tribe, South Sudan 1930s.

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik

Djanger Girl with headdress 1920s. Balinese dance

Balinese Janger Dance, Djanger Dancer Girl. Janger Dance, Traditional Indonesia dance costume. Native Bali dress

Balinese dancer headdress

Djanger Girl with headdress 1920s.

Balinese dance costume. Janger Dance.
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India dance costume.

Traditional India dance costume. Nautch Girl, Jewelry, Nose Piercing.

India nautch girl dancing 1910s

India dance costume 1910s.

Dancing Nautch Girl
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India Devadasi, Jogini costume. Hindustan 19th century.

India Devadasi dress. Hindustan Jogini costume. Asia dance dress

Devadasi, Jogini. Hindustan.

India Devadasi, Jogini costume. Hindustan 19th century.

Bayadere. Indoustan.

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