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Cultural Costume Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Cultural Costumes

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: A for Alsatian and Harlequin, around 1920 (print)

A for Alsatian and Harlequin, around 1920 (print)
8600164 A for Alsatian and Harlequin, around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume", Hachette, publisher)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, 1832 (watercolour and pencil on paper)

Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, 1832 (watercolour and pencil on paper)
7528566 Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, 1832 (watercolour and pencil on paper) by Robson, George Fennel (1788-1833); 45x30 cm; Gallery Oldham

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Procession of a Daimyo, c.1681-84 (hand-coloured woodblock print; oban yoko-e, sumizuri-e)

Procession of a Daimyo, c.1681-84 (hand-coloured woodblock print; oban yoko-e, sumizuri-e)
5859851 Procession of a Daimyo, c.1681-84 (hand-coloured woodblock print; oban yoko-e, sumizuri-e) by Moronobu, Hishikawa (c.1618-1694); 27.2 x 38.1 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Travelling Merchant, 1866-67 ( Hand-coloured albumen silver print)

Travelling Merchant, 1866-67 ( Hand-coloured albumen silver print)
8677943 Travelling Merchant, 1866-67 ( Hand-coloured albumen silver print) by Felice, Beato (1832-1909); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: Full length portrait of a bundled up man.)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Vivaca Ragaputra, a Leaf from Ragamala Series, c. 1700-20 (opaque w/c and gold on paper)

Vivaca Ragaputra, a Leaf from Ragamala Series, c. 1700-20 (opaque w/c and gold on paper)
XOS5884557 Vivaca Ragaputra, a Leaf from Ragamala Series, c. 1700-20 (opaque w/c and gold on paper) by Indian School, (18th century); 15.7x21.5 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving)

Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving)
PCT4271711 Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving) by Rudaux, Edmond Adolphe (1840-1914); (add.info.: Icelandic fisherman, novel by Pierre Loti)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Dutch advertisement for Philips 1/2 Watt lightbulb

Dutch advertisement for Philips 1/2 Watt lightbulb
3784861 Dutch advertisement for Philips 1/2 Watt lightbulb; (add.info.: Dutch advertisement for Philips 1/2 Watt lightbulb)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Act Two: The House of Kakogawa Honzo from the play Chushingura (Treasury of Loyal Retainers)

Act Two: The House of Kakogawa Honzo from the play Chushingura (Treasury of Loyal Retainers)
5859853 Act Two: The House of Kakogawa Honzo from the play Chushingura (Treasury of Loyal Retainers), c.1779-80 (colour woodblock print; chuban) by Shunsho

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Lovers Playing the Same Fute (parody of Xuanzong and Yang Guifei)

Lovers Playing the Same Fute (parody of Xuanzong and Yang Guifei), c.1767 (colour woodblock print; chuban)
5859759 Lovers Playing the Same Fute (parody of Xuanzong and Yang Guifei), c.1767 (colour woodblock print; chuban) by Harunobu, Suzuki (1725-70); 26.8 x 19.7 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Samurai, 1870-90 (hand-coloured albumen silver print)

Samurai, 1870-90 (hand-coloured albumen silver print)
8678081 Samurai, 1870-90 (hand-coloured albumen silver print) by Kimbei, Kusakabe (1841-1934); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Dancing Girl, 1868 (hand-coloured albumen silver print)

Dancing Girl, 1868 (hand-coloured albumen silver print)
8677933 Dancing Girl, 1868 (hand-coloured albumen silver print) by Felice, Beato (1832-1909); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: A woman stands with left hand raised)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Sultan and Musicians, c. 1650 (opaque w/c and gold on paper)

Sultan and Musicians, c. 1650 (opaque w/c and gold on paper)
XOS5884675 Sultan and Musicians, c. 1650 (opaque w/c and gold on paper) by South Indian School, (17th century); 16.9x20.4 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Southern India)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: La Saltarelle, c.1800 (w/c & gouache)

La Saltarelle, c.1800 (w/c & gouache)
XOS5884360 La Saltarelle, c.1800 (w/c & gouache) by Papety, Dominique Louis (1815-49); 25.4x35.7 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By Dominque Louis Papety During the 15th century)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Urashimataro from the triptych Set of Three Sake Cups for the First Month 1800-01

Urashimataro from the triptych Set of Three Sake Cups for the First Month 1800-01 (colour woodblock print)
8618175 Urashimataro from the triptych Set of Three Sake Cups for the First Month 1800-01 (colour woodblock print) by Utamaro

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Czech advertisement for 6th Sokol Slet, 1912

Czech advertisement for 6th Sokol Slet, 1912
3784875 Czech advertisement for 6th Sokol Slet, 1912; (add.info.: Czech advertisement for 6th Sokol Slet, 1912. Sokol is a youth sports and gymnastics movement)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Emperor Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) (gouache and w/c on ivory)

Emperor Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) (gouache and w/c on ivory)
DND221217 Emperor Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) (gouache and w/c on ivory) by Indian School; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mughal emperor of India (1556-1605);); Dinodia

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689), c.1678 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689), c.1678 (oil on canvas)
8608539 Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689), c.1678 (oil on canvas) by Largilliere, Nicolas de (1656-1746); Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: V for Fiddlers and Villageoise - W for Wattwoman, around 1920 (print)

V for Fiddlers and Villageoise - W for Wattwoman, around 1920 (print)
8600187 V for Fiddlers and Villageoise - W for Wattwoman, around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume")

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: H for Dutch and Dutch - I for Incredible and Italian - J for Judge and Jacinthe, around 1920 (print)

H for Dutch and Dutch - I for Incredible and Italian - J for Judge and Jacinthe, around 1920 (print)
8600173 H for Dutch and Dutch - I for Incredible and Italian - J for Judge and Jacinthe, around 1920 (print) by French School

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: D for Dancer and Dragon, around 1920 (print)

D for Dancer and Dragon, around 1920 (print)
8600168 D for Dancer and Dragon, around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume", Hachette, publisher, Paris)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Jewish women from Hadrianapolis, 16th century (Watercolour)

Jewish women from Hadrianapolis, 16th century (Watercolour)
7422837 Jewish women from Hadrianapolis, 16th century (Watercolour) by Ottoman School, (16th century); (add.info.: Geography. Turkey. Jewish women from Hadrianapolis)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper)

Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper)
8599103 Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 32.1x21.6 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph)

Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph)
3672322 Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph)

Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph)
3672320 Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph)

Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph)
3672318 Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo)

Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo)
3672202 Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo) by Shaw, Sarah Van Doren (1844-1918); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Frances Wells Shaw papers)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving)

An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving)
3672099 An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water

An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water, 1824 (engraving)
3672063 An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving)

Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving)
3672045 Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving)

Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving)
3671978 Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print)

Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print)
3671796 Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print) by Castelli, Costanzo (18th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Franciscan in Prayer (charcoal on paper)

Franciscan in Prayer (charcoal on paper)
3598767 Franciscan in Prayer (charcoal on paper) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1488-1576); (add.info.: by Titian Uffizi, G.D.S., Firenze, Toscana)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Saturday Evening, 1900 (oil on canvas)

Saturday Evening, 1900 (oil on canvas)
8610363 Saturday Evening, 1900 (oil on canvas) by Wilhelmson, Carl Wilhelm (1866-1928); Thiel Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: Painting by Carl Wilhelm Wilhelmson)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: U for Ukrainian and Uranian, around 1920 (print)

U for Ukrainian and Uranian, around 1920 (print)
8600186 U for Ukrainian and Uranian, around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume", Hachette, publisher)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: E for Escuyer du Roi et Espagnole - F for Folie et Farfadet - G for Gypsy and Greek Warrior

E for Escuyer du Roi et Espagnole - F for Folie et Farfadet - G for Gypsy and Greek Warrior, around 1920 (print)
8600170 E for Escuyer du Roi et Espagnole - F for Folie et Farfadet - G for Gypsy and Greek Warrior, around 1920 (print) by French School

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Arabian fantasy, 1833 (oil on canvas)

Arabian fantasy, 1833 (oil on canvas)
7443782 Arabian fantasy, 1833 (oil on canvas) by Delacroix, Ferdinand Victor Eugene (1798-1863); Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; (add.info.: By Eugene Delacroix)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Fishing in Japan, 19th century (print)

Fishing in Japan, 19th century (print)
7422803 Fishing in Japan, 19th century (print) by Japanese School, (19th century); (add.info.: Science. Zoology. Fishing in Japan. Illustration, Japan 19th cent.); © Archives Charmet

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Chief of the tribe Kytch and his daughter. Upper Nile valley, 1867 (engraving)

Chief of the tribe Kytch and his daughter. Upper Nile valley, 1867 (engraving)
6947888 Chief of the tribe Kytch and his daughter. Upper Nile valley, 1867 (engraving) by Neuville, Alphonse Marie de (1835-85); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving)

A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving)
7073066 A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving) by Benett, Hippolyte Leon (1839-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Jerusalem in 1880 (engraving)

Jerusalem in 1880 (engraving)
7073065 Jerusalem in 1880 (engraving) by Benett, Hippolyte Leon (1839-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jerusalem in 1880 " Travellers from XIX th century " by Jules Verne.Design by)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Japanese man and woman in kimonos, 18th century (print)

Japanese man and woman in kimonos, 18th century (print)
3794020 Japanese man and woman in kimonos, 18th century (print) by Ishikawa Toyonobu (1711-85); (add.info.: Japanese man and woman dressed in kimonos)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Young Japanese woman in kimono, 18th century (print)

Young Japanese woman in kimono, 18th century (print)
3794014 Young Japanese woman in kimono, 18th century (print) by Torii Kiyonobu I (1664-1729); (add.info.: Young Japanese woman in kimono - returning from the Ebisu festival)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing)

Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing)
3673021 Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing) by Native American, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Black Horse ledger, ca. 1877-1879 Pages 180-181)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour)

Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour)
3672961 Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour) by Alexander, William (1767-1816); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info)

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving)

Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving)
3672053 Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: 'Time! Thou Cheat of Human Bliss' Song, c.1770-1959 (print)

"Time! Thou Cheat of Human Bliss" Song, c.1770-1959 (print)
3671888 "Time! Thou Cheat of Human Bliss" Song, c.1770-1959 (print) by Firth, Hall & Pond (1833-1847); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print)

Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print)
3671863 Forty three drawings of Neapolitan costume, 18th century (print) by Castelli, Costanzo (18th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageCultural Costume Collection: Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour)

Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour)
3671185 Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour) by Ecuadorian School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Costumbres de Quito art original)



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Cultural Costumes: A Glimpse into History and Heritage" Step back in time with a captivating collection of images that showcase the diverse cultural costumes from around the world. From portraits capturing renowned figures like Gabriel Hanotaux, a French historian and politician, to mesmerizing snapshots of Harlaxton Manor's front entrance, these photographs transport us to another era. Delve deeper into this visual journey as we encounter Edouard Manet's portrait, which not only highlights his artistic prowess but also offers a glimpse into the fashion trends of his time. The artwork by Waldeck takes us on an immersive exploration of Mesoamerica, showcasing intricate details and vibrant colors that bring ancient civilizations to life. The chromolitho print depicting students leaving home for the Carlisle Indian School serves as a poignant reminder of historical events that shaped cultures and identities. Meanwhile, watercolor masterpieces featuring Goddess Teoyaomqui and divinities or heroes from Maya nation provide insight into their spiritual beliefs and rituals. As we continue our voyage through history's lens, we are captivated by scenes such as the Duel on the Champion Stone—a testament to bravery—and Mexican Indians adorned in holiday attire. These depictions offer glimpses into celebrations steeped in tradition and pride. Traveling further across continents, we discover vivid watercolors portraying indigenous peoples after South America's conquest—Guiana Indians displaying their distinctive dress sense while Sewessissing, chief of the Eowahs from North America's Sioux nation stands tall with regal elegance. These remarkable visuals remind us that they are more than just garments; they represent centuries-old traditions passed down through generations. They embody stories woven within threads—stories filled with resilience, heritage preservation, and identity formation. Join us on this enchanting journey where artistry meets anthropology—a celebration of diversity expressed through fabric folds intricately designed to honor customs long cherished.