Photograph by Punam Bean -  A Jewish Yemenite Henna Ceremony is a tradition dating as far back as the Bronze Age. The bride-to-be is adorned with ornate jewelry and a headdress in the traditional style of wedding attire of Yemenite Jews.

Photograph by Punam Bean - A Jewish Yemenite Henna Ceremony is a tradition dating as far back as the Bronze Age. The bride-to-be is adorned with ornate jewelry and a headdress in the traditional style of wedding attire of Yemenite Jews.

Rank Badge with Peacock (3rd rank ), late 18th–early 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Rank Badge with Peacock (3rd rank ), late 18th–early 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk;  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1988

late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1988

Chinese Embroidery Back Rank Badge Background, late Qing.

Chinese Embroidery Back Rank Badge Background, late Qing.

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