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Braids Collection

Background imageBraids Collection: Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored

Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored
Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany. Engraving after a painting of Titian, by Al Dauvergne. The Artistic Illustration, 1902. Colored

Background imageBraids Collection: Madagascar - A Group of Betsileo Women

Madagascar - A Group of Betsileo Women, a highland ethnic group. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair

Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair - (see 10284598 and 10587718 (close-up) for the original B/W print versions). Date: circa 1907

Background imageBraids Collection: 1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe women

1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe women Photograph by a British army recruitment officer stationed in East Africa and the Middle East during World War II

Background imageBraids Collection: Masai, Kenya, silhouette

Masai, Kenya, silhouette
Kenya, Masai warriors in genuine traditional clothes. One carries a spear with the tip protected by a feathered su-su. The other carries a rifle. Silhouette

Background imageBraids Collection: 1900 Zanzibar - woman having her hair braided

1900 Zanzibar - woman having her hair braided

Background imageBraids Collection: 1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe

1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe Photograph by a British army recruitment officer stationed in East Africa and the Middle East during World War II

Background imageBraids Collection: 1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe warriors

1940s East Africa Kenya Msai tribe warriors Photograph by a British army recruitment officer stationed in East Africa and the Middle East during World War II

Background imageBraids Collection: Ancient Roman hairstyles

Ancient Roman hairstyles
Ancient Roman hairstyle from a head in the Mattei Garden 1, hairstyle from the Casa Giustiniani 2, and hairstyle from the Villa Albani 3

Background imageBraids Collection: Woman of Aran, Catalonia, Spanish Pyrenees, 19th century

Woman of Aran, Catalonia, Spanish Pyrenees, 19th century. She wears a kerchief over her hair braided with ribbons, fichu, wool skirt, and carries a basket and earthenware jug

Background imageBraids Collection: Young woman of Bujaruelo, Spanish Pyrenees, 19th century

Young woman of Bujaruelo, Spanish Pyrenees, 19th century
Young woman of Bujaruelo, Aragon, Spanish Pyrenees, 19th century. She wears a white kerchief tied over her long hair braided with ribbon, a red fichu, laced corset, petticoat and pleated apron

Background imageBraids Collection: Young woman of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Young woman of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears a frogged bodice, striped apron, and long red tassels from her braided hair

Background imageBraids Collection: Young woman of the Oetz Valley, Tyrol, Switzerland

Young woman of the Oetz Valley, Tyrol, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears her hair in pigtails braided with red ribbon secured with a silver needle

Background imageBraids Collection: Another view of Braids stance

Another view of Braids stance
Scottish golfer James Braid lining up for a shot. 1920

Background imageBraids Collection: David Frances Barry photo - Chief Bull Head

David Frances Barry photo - Chief Bull Head
Chief Bull Head, two feathers in his hair, his braids are wrapped with fur and he is wearing traditional Native American necklaces.. Photograph by David Frances Barry. Date: 1880

Background imageBraids Collection: David Frances Barry photo - Chief Rain in the Face

David Frances Barry photo - Chief Rain in the Face
Chief Rain in the Face (1835𱹰 5) of the Hunkpapa Lakota tribe, Sioux, Dakota, wearing a single feather in his hair

Background imageBraids Collection: David Frances Barry photo - American Indian man

David Frances Barry photo - American Indian man
American Indian man, one feather in his hair. His braids are wrapped with fur and cloth. He is wearing traditional trousers and an American army jacket and holdgin a pistol

Background imageBraids Collection: 18th century Mercer - Costume

18th century Mercer - Costume
A travelling salesman hawks his wares: ribbons, buttons, pins, feathers, braids, cloth & all manner of trinkets for female adornment. Date: 18th century

Background imageBraids Collection: Masai, Kenya

Masai, Kenya
Kenya, Masai warriors in genuine traditional clothes and carrying spears with tips protected by feathered su-sus Date: 1987

Background imageBraids Collection: Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa

Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBraids Collection: Bisharin woman from Aswan, Egypt

Bisharin woman from Aswan, Egypt. The Bisharin tribe live in the eastern part of the Nubian Desert in Sudan and southern Egypt. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Bisharin Girl - Egypt

Bisharin Girl - Egypt
Beautiful portrait photograph of a Bisharin Girl with braided hair, beads and long tunic - Egypt Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: A Nubian Girl - Egypt

A Nubian Girl - Egypt Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Two Zulu Mothers carrying their children

Two Zulu Mothers carrying their children, using hide slings across their backs - Southern Africa. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBraids Collection: Chad - Milk Sellers at N Djamena (Fort-Lamy)

Chad - Milk Sellers at N Djamena (Fort-Lamy). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBraids Collection: Girl from Bukina Faso - Profile

Girl from Bukina Faso - Profile
Pretty Girl from Bukina Faso - shot in profile and showing the distinctive braided hairstyle, and varieties of beads worn around the head as well as the neck

Background imageBraids Collection: Pretty Young Senegalese girl with braided hair and necklace

Pretty Young Senegalese girl with braided hair and necklace
Pretty Young Senegalese girl with braided hair and large necklace. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Sudan - Africa - Men and Women at Lado Enclave

Sudan - Africa - Men and Women at Lado Enclave Date: circa 1910

Background imageBraids Collection: A young Moorish Woman of Senegal

A young Moorish Woman of Senegal Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Black African man in Egypt

Black African man in Egypt. The card labels this man as a Babarin - Babar was the old term for ALL black people in Egypt at this period. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Bedouin Woman with interesting chin tattoo

Bedouin Woman with interesting chin tattoo
Bedouin Woman from Egypt with a very interesting chin tattoo

Background imageBraids Collection: Kenya, East Africa - Man with his two wives

Kenya, East Africa - Man with his two wives - it appears he may have a false (artificial) left leg (which would explain the walking stick). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Greek Man in ebullient rich local costume

Greek Man in ebullient rich local costume
Greek Man in traditional ebullient rich local costume, featuring silver briads, tassles, daggers white stockings and various medallions and metal plates. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Fine portrait of a Zulu Woman, South Africa

Fine portrait of a Zulu Woman, South Africa - Intombe River region. Date: circa 1901

Background imageBraids Collection: South Africa - Two women, a witchdoctor and a child

South Africa - Two women, a witchdoctor and a child
Two women negotiating with a witchdoctor concerning the blessing of a new house in the village - South Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBraids Collection: Profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya

Profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya
A stunning profile portrait of a beautiful Masai woman - Kenya. Note the elongated earlobe piercing and remarkably decorative hair braiding. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBraids Collection: English actress of stage and screen, Gladys Cooper

English actress of stage and screen, Gladys Cooper
Portrait of a the English actress of stage and screen, Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), wearing her hair in long plaits. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco

Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco. Note the primitive-form Hamsa (Fatimas hand) amulet, worn throughout the Middle East and North Africa

Background imageBraids Collection: Sudanese Soldier

Sudanese Soldier with spear and circular shield. Date: circa 1907

Background imageBraids Collection: American lady dressed as Red Indian Girl

American lady dressed as Red Indian Girl
A very (non-native!) American lady dressed as a Red Indian Girl with long brunette braided hair and full feather headdress, necklace and squaws kaftan. Date: 1913

Background imageBraids Collection: Madagascar - Tribesman from the Sakalava Tribe

Madagascar - Tribesman from the Sakalava Tribe, who live on the western edge of Madagascar from Morandava to Nosy Be. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBraids Collection: Betsileo Costume - Madagascar

Betsileo Costume - Madagascar. A wonderful photograph of a woman wrapped in a fine piece of patterned cloth. The Betsileo are a highland ethnic group of Madagascar

Background imageBraids Collection: Portrait of a working horse at a show

Portrait of a working horse at a show
A detailed portrait painting by Malcolm Greensmith showing the head of a elaborately decorated working horse at a show, with hair braiding and ribbons

Background imageBraids Collection: Pigtails and Powder

Pigtails and Powder
Engraving of a watercolour by Frank Dadd showing a group of naval men or soldiers braiding and powdering their hair in a typical 18th century fashion

Background imageBraids Collection: Charlemagne & Courtiers

Charlemagne & Courtiers
Lavishly embroidered mantles worn over tunics, kirtles & super-tunics. The women wear broad corset like belts & girdles, a veil & coronet or long plaits

Background imageBraids Collection: Titians Daughter

Titians Daughter
GIOVANNA VECELLI(O) Daughter of Titian

Background imageBraids Collection: Female / Strong & Proud

Female / Strong & Proud
An American actress looking strong and proud in an elaborate brocade dress: Mary Anderson (1859-1940)



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