The Persian residence of the Paris World Exhibition of 1878 was the type of wooden building found in Turkey, Egypt and India. The furniture consists only of divans, covered with embroidered cashmere, carpets and portières.
Jalali.-A class of Mohammedan Faqirs who take their name from their founder Sayyid Jalal-ud-din a pupil of Bahawal Haqq the Suhrawardiyya saint of Multan.
Empress of China with a diadem and long pendants. A concubine and a servant. Interior. Furniture.
Mode of dressing the hair in vogue among the women of Shanghai, Canton, Shantou and Ningpo. Photo by John Thomson.
Omens and superstitions of southern India by Edgar Thurston. Magic and Magicians. Exorcists and devil – dancers. The practice of magic.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Ismail Bey and Mehmed Pasha, sons of Veli Pasha of Thessaly and grandsons of Ali Pasha of Ioannina.
The Taiwanese Plains Indigenous Peoples, formerly known as the Pingpu, are the names used to classify Taiwan’s aboriginal ethnic groups. The other name is the Gaoshan.
Amoy Women. The Small Foot of a Chinese Lady. Bound and unbound feet of two Amoy women. Male and Female Costume, Amoy.
Yuen-fu Monastery Cave, Fukien province, China. THIS Buddhist monastery is remarkable rather for its romantic situation than for any historical associations. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.