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Arab Porticato building in Moresco style, in Tunis. At the center of the image there are three men in ethnic clothes

Arab Porticato building in Moresco style, in Tunis. At the center of the image there are three men in ethnic clothes


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Arab Porticato building in Moresco style, in Tunis. At the center of the image there are three men in ethnic clothes

Arab Porticato building in Moresco style, in Tunis. At the center of the image there are three men in ethnic clothes Tunisia Tunis. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
GWA-F-000419-0000

Media ID 33180895

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Arab Berbers Ethnic Ethnic Traditional Masculine Mosaic Ornamentation Negroid Populations Portico Tradional Ethnography And Folklore Headdress Civilian Of A Group Population And Nationality


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This photograph, taken around 1890 in Tunis, transports us to a bygone era of architectural grandeur and cultural diversity. The focal point of the image is an exquisite Arab Porticato building, showcasing the distinctive Moresco style that was prevalent in Tunisia during that period. At the center of this mesmerizing scene stand three men adorned in traditional ethnic clothing. Their attire reflects a beautiful fusion of fashion and heritage, representing the rich tapestry of Tunisian culture. Each garment tells a story - from their headdresses to their intricate accessories - revealing glimpses into their civilian, military or religious affiliations. The men's presence within this stunning architectural backdrop adds depth and character to the photograph. They exude confidence and pride as they pose for what seems like a group portrait. Their expressions hint at narratives untold; perhaps they are representatives of negroid populations or embodying specific nationalities within Tunisia. As we delve deeper into this image, it becomes apparent that it holds more than just aesthetic appeal. It serves as an anthropological treasure trove, offering insights into ethnography and folklore from a time long past. Through its lens, we witness not only the beauty of ethnic traditions but also gain valuable knowledge about different populations coexisting harmoniously within Tunisian society. This remarkable print by Wilhelm von Gloeden captures both architectural splendor and human essence with equal grace. It reminds us of our shared history while celebrating the unique identities woven through diverse cultures across time.

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