Dancing the Tarantella by Bartolomeo Pinelli

Tarantella dancers. Italia. Southern Italian folk dance. Italy traditional national costume.Folk dress

Dancing the Tarantella

Tarantella by Bartolomeo Pinelli

The Tarantella is a folk dance from southern Italy. It is a term of several dances. The dance is said to originate from the bite of the poisonous tarantula. The wild dance there should be a therapy: the musicians came into the house of the patient or to the marketplace and began to play, and the Bitten danced to exhaustion to drive the poison from the body. The first written documentation of dance goes back to Athanasius Kircher. In the 19th Century, the Romantic period, instrumental music took up this form of music.

Roman Costumes. Drawing by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835). Engraving by C. Hullmandel. Published by Rodwell & Martin, London.

Related:



A Woman making stockings. China 1799.
A Woman making stockings. China 1799.  (Une Feseuse de Bas) THE men's stockings are made of... Read more
1799 • 18th Century • Asia • China • Traditional
Traditional Chinese costumes
Ornamental tattooing from Africa, Borneo, New Zealand
Ornamental tattooing from Africa, Borneo, Caroline Island, New Zealand and Japan. 1 African... Read more
Africa • Asia • Borneo • Caroline Island • Indonesia • Japan • Malaysia • New Zealand • Oceania • Traditional
Tattoo • Traditional Maori costume • Traditional New Zealand dress • Tribal Costumes
KISH-KE-KOSH a Fox Brave
KISH-KE-KOSH a Fox Brave AMONG the Fox braves who appeared at Washington in 1837, on the occasion... Read more
1826 • 19th Century • Native American • North America • The Indian Tribes • Traditional
Native american dress
Norway and Denmark Costumes, 17th Century.
Norway and Denmark Costumes, 17th Century. First third of the 17th Century. Top row left: Denm... Read more
1620 • 17th Century • Baroque • Denmark • Nobility • Norway • Traditional
Baroque fashion • Münchener Bilderbogen
The peruvian woman´s headdress
The peruvian woman´s headdress. The peruvian woman´s headdress changes from village to vi... Read more
20th Century • Headdresses • Latin America • Peru • Traditional
Jo Bartas • Latin American folk dress • Traditional Peru Folk Costume
Ethiopia Senegambia. Zulu, Peul.
Ethiopia Senegambia. Zulu,  Peul. Natives of Senegambia: 1. Peul, Fula Woman of the village of... Read more
19th Century • Africa • Ethiopia • Traditional
Dance costumes • Races of the World • Traditional African dress • Traditional Zulu clothing
Couple in the costumes from the Canton of Bern.
Couple from the Canton of Bern. Switzerland national costumes 1865. Gallery: Costumes Suisses des... Read more
1865 • 19th Century • Switzerland • Traditional
Canton of Bern • Traditional Switzerland costumes
Girl folk dress from Schönna near Merano, South Tyrol.
Girl folk dress from Schönna near Merano, South Tyrol 1875. Gallery: "Sheets for costume design:... Read more
1875 • 19th Century • Austria • Traditional
Lipperheide • Traditional Austrian clothing • Traditional Tyrolean national costumes

  1. Suisse costumes nationaux
  2. Traditional French national costumes.
  3. Tyrolean national costumes 1835.
  4. Souvenir de L’Exposition Universelle de Vienne.
  5. Costumes of Japan and Java.
  6. The Peninsula war. Character, Costume in Portugal and Spain.
  7. Our islands and their people. Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba.
  8. Costumes of all countries by Alexandre Lacauchie 1850s.
  9. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
  10. The costume of Turkey. Ottoman Empire 18th century.
  11. Traditional Dutch national costumes.
  12. The Switzerland national costumes of 17th ‚18th, 19th century originals.
  13. Folk dresses from Norway, Dutch, Germany and Hungaria.
  14. Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836.
  15. Typical pictures of Indian Natives.
  16. The People of India
  17. Views of Darjeeling: With typical native portraits and groups.
  18. History of the Indian Tribes of North America of the Indian Tribes of North America
  19. Chinese sceneries in 19th century. by Thomas Allom.
  20. Provincial Russia. Costume and Culture.
  21. Costume of the Russian empire by Edward Harding.
  22. Serbian national costumes by Vladimir Kirin.
  23. Historical European costumes by Auguste Wahlen.
  24. The Highlanders of Scotland, 1870.
  25. Costumes and scenery of Afghanistan.
  26. Views of Darjeeling: With typical native portraits and groups.
  27. The dark continent. Africa, the landscape and the people 1931.
  28. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  29. Traditional folk costumes of Italy and France in 1821.
  30. The Serbs in the Adriatic. Their types and costumes 1870-1878.

Classic Calabrese – Zingarota (Gypsy) – Salvatore Ida

From Marche

Canti popolari – Canto sulla zampogna suonata da Angelo LeRose da Acquaformosa.

The Godfather – Tarantella Napolitana