African King of Bussa. Kingdom of Oyo, Western Sudan. Roi de Boussa.
Jeune fille de Kano. Africa Sudan, girl from Kano.
Algeria. Regular infantryman Abdel-Kader, 19th c.
Algeria. Maidservant slave in Algiers. Historical clothing.
The members of historical infantry units called themselves Zuaven. The name goes back to the Kabyl tribe of the Zuauas in the Zuaua district (Zuavia) in the Algerian province of Constantine, who already provided mercenary troops at the time of the Ottoman Empire who were famous for their bravery.
Moors (Spanish moros) are all those Berber tribes living in North Africa
Arabia Algeria. Moorish merchant. Historical clothing.
Arab Algeria. Arabic of the plain. Historical clothing.
Arabia, Algeria. Jewish maid of Algiers. Historical clothing. From the book: Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des… Read More
Rich woman of the people in Cairo. Egypt. Femme riche et femme du peuple au Caire. Egypte.
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