Noblewoman and page. Costumes first third of the 16th century. French Renaissance. Münchener Bilderbogen.
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The Assyrian warriors clothed with tunic and wide scarf, high leather boots and gaiters.
Man of the people. Noble Assyrians. Assyrian court officials.
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Citizens of the Dutch Isle of Marken in festive clothing
Published by Münchner Kostüm Bilder (Munich costume pictures)
Traditional Bavarian dresses from Starnberg. Male costumes from around Starnberg from the years around 1850. Starnberg is a lake of the same name and place south of Munich in the… Read More
Traditional Bavarian Costumes from Wolfratshausen, 1860, 19tes century. Old Bavarian festive dresses. Man and woman in original “Trachten” (Bavarian dialect for folk costumes) of Wolfratshausen near Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The man… Read More
Bridesmaids clothing in 1860. Traditional Bavarian costumes. Two women in traditional costume (Dirndl) of Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany. Starnberg gained notoriety through the death of the Bavarian King Ludwig II, also… Read More
The Munich Picture Gallery 1848 to 1898. On the history of costumes.
A woman with a veil and headscarf wearing a precious cloth cord embroidery on the arm, to a light tunic abaya.
A Bedouin girl in a shirt-like garment, called “mig wal”. Next to her is an Egyptian Fruit Vendor. She wears a cape or cloak, jilbab, Jilaabah called. Her head is covered by a veil, the niqab.