The Ducal Haka, Rotoroa Island. New Zealand 1913.
Tattoo Art on Boy from Burma (Myanmar), West Indies, 1900.
Maori warrior with Taiaha weapon, New Zealand
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Maori meeting house, New Zealand 1913. From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.
Tattooed Maori 1913, New Zealand. From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.
Panama indian native costume. Indian women from Panama balance water jars on their heads with the grace of the ancient Greeks. Illustration by Jo Bartas.
Back to the 1920s as she prepares for a night of jazz, class and stylish decadence.
Brazil dance costume. In the night clubs of Rio de Janeiro and other large Brazilian cities, one occasionally sees the Hollywood type of performer, whose exaggerated rhythms and fantastic costume… Read More
Dancing the Jarabe Tapatío (Mexican Hat Dance).
The Peruvian woman’s headdress changes from village to village.
Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.