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Traditional Costumes Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Traditional Costumes: From Rachenitsa Dance to Guiana Indians" Step into a world where vibrant colors, intricate designs

Background imageTraditional Costumes Collection: Rachenitsa Dance, 1894 by Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938). National Gallery Kvadrat 500, Sofia

Rachenitsa Dance, 1894 by Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938). National Gallery Kvadrat 500, Sofia. Bulgaria

Background imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes Collection: Traditional fur hats for sale. Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Traditional fur hats for sale. Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Background imageTraditional Costumes Collection: Gold necklace and traditional costume (Lavradeira) of Minho

Gold necklace and traditional costume (Lavradeira) of Minho. Our Lady of Agony Festivities, the biggest traditional festival in Portugal. Viana do Castelo

Background imageTraditional Costumes Collection: Traditional blue tiles (Azulejos) showing the work related with the Port Wine

Traditional blue tiles (Azulejos) showing the work related with the Port Wine. Railway station of Pinhao, Douro region. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Portugal

Background imageTraditional Costumes Collection: Traditional tiles with rural scenes in Viseu. Portugal

Traditional tiles with rural scenes in Viseu. Portugal

Background imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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 imageTraditional Costumes 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)



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Traditional Costumes: From Rachenitsa Dance to Guiana Indians" Step into a world where vibrant colors, intricate designs, and cultural heritage come alive through traditional costumes. In Ivan Mrkvicka's masterpiece "Rachenitsa Dance, " we witness the grace and energy of Bulgarian folklore beautifully captured on canvas. The National Gallery Kvadrat 500 in Sofia proudly showcases this timeless representation of tradition. Transporting us back to the late 19th century, a captivating portrait of Gabriel Hanotaux by an anonymous photographer reveals the elegance and sophistication of French attire during that era. This image offers a glimpse into the fashion choices that defined historical figures like Hanotaux - a renowned historian, academician, and politician. Harlaxton Manor's front entrance through the forecourt screen presents an enchanting sight from "100 Favourite Houses. " This black-and-white photograph captures not only architectural grandeur but also hints at the attire worn by those who once graced its halls. Edouard Manet's portrait takes us further into history as we explore his life as a painter in the 19th century. While his focus was primarily on art rather than clothing, this depiction allows us to appreciate both his talent and perhaps catch glimpses of fashionable trends prevalent during his time. Waldeck's collection of original artwork from Mesoamerica provides invaluable insights into ancient civilizations' traditional garments. Box 10 out of 22 showcases their remarkable craftsmanship dating back to 1831 – each print telling stories woven with threads passed down through generations. The chromolitho titled "Leaving home for Carlisle Indian School" transports us to early 20th-century America when Native American children embarked on journeys towards education while still cherishing their cultural identity reflected in their dress.