Young India Hindu dancer costume, 19th century.

Young Hindu dancer costume. Traditional India 19th century clothing. Asian dress

Young Hindu dancer.

Young India Hindu dancer costume, 19th century.

Jeune danseur Indou.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

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