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Tunis. Mulatto in traditional costume

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Tunis. Mulatto in traditional costume

Tunis. Mulatto in traditional costume. Tunisia. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Sommer, Giorgio
FVQ-F-078376-0000

Media ID 33291322

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Black Africans Masculine Negroid Populations Tradional Turban Ethnography And Folklore Population And Nationality


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This photograph, titled "Tunis. Mulatto in traditional costume" takes us back to Tunisia in the late 19th century. The image showcases a strikingly handsome mulatto man dressed in an exquisite traditional outfit that reflects the rich cultural heritage of this North African country. The unidentified man stands confidently before the camera, his masculine features accentuated by his meticulously styled turban and headdress. Every detail of his attire speaks volumes about Tunisian fashion and clothing during that era. From the intricate patterns on his robe to the carefully arranged accessories adorning his neck and wrists, it is evident that great care was taken in crafting this ensemble. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this portrait also provides valuable insights into anthropology, ethnography, and folklore. The presence of black Africans or negroid populations within Tunisian society is highlighted through this individual's appearance – a testament to Tunisia's diverse population and nationality. Photographed by Giorgio Sommer around 1890, this print captures not only a moment frozen in time but also serves as a window into history. It allows us to appreciate the beauty of traditional dress while shedding light on cultural practices prevalent at that period. As we gaze upon this remarkable image today, we are reminded of how photography can transcend time barriers and connect us with people from different eras. This photograph invites us to delve deeper into Tunisia's past – exploring its traditions, customs, and identities – all encapsulated within one mesmerizing portrait captured by Giorgio Sommer for Alinari.

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