Women from Aden, Somalia 1885.

 Aden, Somalia, Arabian woman, Africa, Costume history, Fashion History

Historic women costumes from Aden

Women from Aden, Somalia 1885.

Left: Arabian woman. Middle and right: Native women from Somalia in traditional dress.

Source: Around Africa. With 14 light prints and numerous illustrations, etc “, by Wilhelm Joest. Cologne 1885.


Note:  The Syren, after Charles Louis Muller 1878.
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