Wednesday, 31 March 2010

World Wide Women: Part 2

And now for the last post of Women's History Month! I promise that April will have actual weekly themes again! (I hope...)

1927: Beni Sakhr Bedouin (in modern day Jordan),
taken by Willaim Seabrook for his Women of the Black Tents

1884: Kristine Andersdatter Gunnar, from Lapland

Algerian girl preparing couscous in a studio setting

1931 Estonian women wearing traditional folk costume
(not digging the hats, but swooning over the embroidered aprons
and what looks to be decorated stockings!)

1860s: Russian basket seller/weaver(?)

1868-1875: Kesarah Nutni, a "low caste Hindoo"
(I'm curious about her description as a member of a low caste
while she clearly possesses a fair quantity of (expensive looking) jewelry)

1902: Yaegiku of Shimbashi

1904: Maori Women

1924: A Cupentildeo woman
(Native American, in case you weren't sure)

1893: Indonesian woman
(and her gorgeous attire)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes lower caste members could advance financially, but not socially. Even now it's very difficult to earn social standing above the class a person is born too even though the caste system is technically/officially abolished. I'm guessing by the jewelery she isn't a Parah (the lowest caste or outcastes) as they were/are kept poverty stricken.