Kalmyk soldier costume, armed with bow, arrows and spear.

Kalmyk soldier costume. Traditional Kalmykia clothing. Asian army dress

Kalmyk.

Kalmyk soldier costume, Oirats, Dzungaria armed with bow, arrows and spear.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Note:  Young India Hindu dancer costume, 19th century.

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