since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
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.Bisous
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 :)
In Victorian London some of the lower class music halls shall we say specialised in such dances / fantasies.
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