Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Egypt 1893

Absolutely fascinating page covering harems, belly dancing and more.


Dolls from the Attic said...

I remember reading about her...I think she was part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Traveling Show.
Thank s for posting the link, very interesting read.

Hels said...

Bellydance Mythologies is a very interesting read. Whenever I see gorgeous and lush Orientalist art from the late 19th century, I always wonder how these French or German or English artists got into a harem to paint the scenes. They must have had fertile imaginations, I think :)

Hermes said...

In Victorian London some of the lower class music halls shall we say specialised in such dances / fantasies.