Africa. Girl from Timbuktu. Historical clothing.

Africa Mali. Girl from Timbuktu. Historical clothing.

Girl from Timbuktu (Africa). Jeune fille de Timbouctou (Afrique).

Africa. Girl from Timbuktu. Historical clothing.

Jeune fille de Timbouctou (Afrique).

Timbuktu is an oasis city in the West African country Mali.

From the book: Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; Publié par Auguste Wahlen. Chevalier de Plusieurs Orders. Europe. Bruxelles, a la Librairie Historique-Artistique, Rue de Schaerbeek, 12. 1844.

Associated to:

  1. Historical costumes from Europe.
  2. Historical costumes from Asia.
  3. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  4. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
  5. Costumes of all countries by Alexandre Lacauchie.

 

Note:  Felup and Mandingo from the village of Fulier at the Senegal.

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