The Almeh. Painted by Charles Bargue (1825-1883).

Almeh, Egypt, belly dancer, Charles Bargue,
The Almee. Painted by Charles Bargue

Almeh Egypt belly dancer. Painted by Charles Bargue (1825-1883) .

French Almée synonymous with belly dancer. Was the name of a class of courtesans or female entertainers in Arab Egypt.

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)