Hideaki Hosoda

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19.yy.

AN OTTOMAN COURIER'S ENSEMBLE TURKEY. Early comprising very full gathered trousers and two jackets of blue facecloth embroidered in gilt thread; together with a pair of Turkish slippers

19.yy.

AN OTTOMAN COURIER'S ENSEMBLE TURKEY. Early comprising very full gathered trousers and two jackets of blue facecloth embroidered in gilt thread; together with a pair of Turkish slippers

Caucasian man (Karachay) with a sword and dagger on his belt. Photo of the late 19th - early 20th century / Кавказский мужчина (карачаевец) с шашкой и кинжалом на поясе. Фото конца 19 - начала 20 века.

Caucasian man (Karachay) with a sword and dagger on his belt. Photo of the late 19th - early 20th century / Кавказский мужчина (карачаевец) с шашкой и кинжалом на поясе. Фото конца 19 - начала 20 века.

Old Photos, Knives

Khevsur wearing suit of mail, carrying traditional weapons and shield. Up through the nineteenth century blood feuds were common among the Khevsur, hence the bearing of arms and armor. A person who was targeted for revenge could never feel entirely secure until the offense was expiated. At times feuds continued for generations, with grave consequences: entire clans or villages became embroiled in these feuds.

Khevsur wearing suit of mail, carrying traditional weapons and shield.

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Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Period Photos of People with Ethnographic ArmsKhevsur clansmen,

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An elderly ‘Çerkes’ (Circassian) in traditional costume.