Russian peasant girl of the village of Kieg island, Arkhangelsk.
Types et costumes du gouvernement d’Orol. Gravure extraite de la Géographie universelle d’Elisée Reclus 1880. Dessin de Delord d’après une photographie de M. Raoult.
Gallery: Les nations. Album des Costumes De Tous les Pays. Par Alexandre Lacauchie.
Paris. Maison Martinet. Haute Cœur frères 41, Rue Vivienne et 146, Rue de Rivoli 1850s.
A Tunguzian taking a Solemn Oath. Russians Travelling with Dog Sleads in Siberia. Mongolian Lady and Priest. Burattians Hunting.
From the book: ‘Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca’, or ‘A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels’ by John Harris’s. Commissioned under King George II of England, published in London, 1745.
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
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