Woman from Kamtschatka, Russia 1840

Kamtschatka costume. east asian costumes. Traditional Russian national costume

Woman from Kamtschatka

Woman from Kamtschatka, Russia 1840

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; (1843)
Author: Auguste Wahlen, 1785-1850
Engrapher: François Pannemaker 1822-1900

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Note:  Jonque chinoise. Chinese junk ship, 1843.

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