The customs of peoples. A chief from the Roro tribe, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia.
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The Medicine-men of the Apache. The spirit or ghost dance headdress of the Apache. Apache kan or gods (Drawn by Apache).
Hawaiian Feather Work of the Polynesian natives of the Hawaiian Islands. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
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Illustrations of ancient Mexican feather head-dresses and of the mode of wearing them taken from native Manuscripts.
The ʻahuʻula is a feather coat reserved for the elite of the Hawaiian archipelago. It was traditionally worn with the mahiole, a feathered cap.
Chapeau à la Chinoise 1787.
Les “Incroyables et Merveilleuses”. Drawings by Horace Vernet.
Costume Robe à la Vierge en étoffe écossaise.
Costume Robe garnie de Bouillonnés. Chapeau de paille, orné de Coquelicots.
The figure shows two women in the fashion of the late 19th century.