Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Sinhalese boy from Matura, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese boy. Sri Lanka traditionell costumes. Siniapu. Siniapoo. Jeune Cingalais.

Sinhalese boy from Sri Lanka 1867

Sinhalese boy

From Matura, Sri Lanka.

Europeans generally do not sufficiently appreciate the beauty of their darker brothers in the East, though it cannot be denied, that many among them have very regular and interesting features and, if not, at all events more perfect figures than we can boast of. The Singhalese especially must be called a fine people and their features distinctly show their descent from the Caucasian race. Continue reading

Ceylon. A Female Peasant, 18th century.

Female Peasant. Ceylon, 18th century. Sinhalese Sri Lanka traditional costumes

A Female Peasant of Ceylon.

A Female Peasant of Ceylon, 18th century.

From the book: The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India. Comprising twenty-five engravings from original drawings by William Daniell, R.A. and a descriptive Account by the Rev. Hobart Caunter, B.D. London: Published by Edward Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, 1834.

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Traditional, historical dresses.

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  5. The Switzerland national costumes of 17th – 19th century originals.
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  7. Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836.
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  9. Serbian national costumes by Vladimir Kirin.
  10. Historical European costumes by Auguste Wahlen.
  11. The Highlanders of Scotland, 1870.
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  13. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  14. Traditional folk costumes of Italy and France in 1821.
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