Algerian woman of the Ouled Naïl, a tribe in which the women travel from city to city to earn their income through dance & more intimate entertainment. After earning enough money or reaching a certain age, the women returned to their native villages to marry. Their costuming style is reflected in modern tribal belly dance styles.
Irish Tinker Traveller woman cooking in front of her traditional bow caravan in Southern Ireland 1970's.
Irish Tinker Traveller family living in traditional bow caravan nr. Galway Southern Ireland in the 1970's.
A Kalderari Romani man. 1865. A photo from J.Ficowsky's book “Gypsies in Poland”.
(ROMANIAN GYPSY WOMEN) The King of France, Charles IX, banned Gypsies in 1561. He ordered that any Gypsy man caught in France be sentenced to three years on the galleys, in spite of the fact that they were pronounced a non-violent people. In 1607, Henry IV enjoyed Gypsy dancers at court. By 1666, Gypsy men were again condemned to galleys—this time for life—and Gypsy women caught in France had their heads shaved.
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Jill Parker (director), Rachel Brice, & Rose Harden in Ultra Gypsy - the first "tribal fusion" troupe.