Women of Malta in traditional costumes, by Amadeo Preziosi 1851.

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Women of Malta in traditional costumes.

Time of the Ottoman Empire.

Drawing by Amadeo Preziosi 1851.


Note:  Turkish street merchant. Ottoman empire.

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