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Ghawazee-David Roberts

Orientalist-period painting of Ghawazee dancers. From Shushanna Designs: Ghawazee Coats

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army).  From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania).  Late-ottoman, 2nd half of the 19th century.

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania). Late-ottoman, half of the century. This doesn't look a like a Bashi Bazouk but more like a normal Greek or Albanian male.

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: Qırımtatarlar or Qırım, Qırımlı, Russian: Крымские татары, Ukrainian: Кримськi татари) are a Turkic ethnic group native to the Crimean peninsula.

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: Qırımtatarlar or Qırım, Qırımlı, Russian: Крымские татары, Ukrainian: Кримськi татари) are a Turkic ethnic group native to the Crimean peninsula.

Ghawazees being ghawazees <3

Ghawazee tunics traditionally covered the midriff of true Roma dancers. Strict purity laws among the Roma prohibit exposure of areas of the body, except in the presence of husbands or of other Roma women.

Parting with the sultan. The sultan have a special group of entertains that dance/sing/say poems.

Vincenzo Marinelli - Il ballo dell'ape nell'Harem

Vincenzo Marinelli – La Danse de l’abeille dans le harem, 1862

Egyptische danseres in een tent, met muzikanten en toeschouwers (1863), Willem de Famars Testas

vintagebellydance: “ srednod: “ Egyptische danseres in een tent, met muzikanten en toeschouwers - Willem de Famars Testas 1863 ” If there is any authenticity to this scene, and most images of the Middle East/The Orient must be taken with a large.

http://iran.mycityportal.net - Iran | Portrait of a Ashayer woman ~ Iran's nomads | ©iran.net.au

Iranian nomad clothing in dusty tans, yellows, and reddish-browns. It has a head scarf, the same bodice-like jacket, and a skirt with a tunic and tight sleeves.

ghawazeew.jpg (495×394)

ghawazeew.jpg (495×394)

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