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Kabyle Collection

The Kabyle people of Algeria have a rich and fascinating history that is beautifully captured in these captivating images

Background imageKabyle Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria

Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria in the Bouira Province - The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyles fording a stream; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew

Kabyles fording a stream; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew, 1875 Creator: Unknown
Kabyles fording a stream; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and... 1875

Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and... 1875. Creator: Unknown
Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageKabyle Collection: Dead Kabyle, n.d. Creator: Mariano Jose Maria Bernardo Fortuny y Carbo

Dead Kabyle, n.d. Creator: Mariano Jose Maria Bernardo Fortuny y Carbo
Dead Kabyle, n.d

Background imageKabyle Collection: Young women of the Kabyle Tribe, Algeria

Young women of the Kabyle Tribe, Algeria
Young Kabyle Women from Taourirt Des Beni Menguellet in the Djurdjura or Jurjura Range, a mountain range of the Tell Atlas, part of the Atlas Mountain System, located in Kabylie, Algeria

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle children, North Algeria, 1912. Artist: Leroux

Kabyle children, North Algeria, 1912. Artist: Leroux
Kabyle children, North Algeria, 1912. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1912]

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle village of Taourirt Mokrane, Algeria (b / w photo)

Kabyle village of Taourirt Mokrane, Algeria (b / w photo)
7202075 Kabyle village of Taourirt Mokrane, Algeria (b/w photo) by Geiser, Jean (1848-1923); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kabyle village of Taourirt Mokrane, Algeria)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Tourneur kabyle (engraving)

Tourneur kabyle (engraving)
3635582 Tourneur kabyle (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tourneur kabyle. Illustration for Les Races Humaines by Louis Figuier (Hachette, 1872)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Femme kabyle (engraving)

Femme kabyle (engraving)
3635576 Femme kabyle (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Femme kabyle. Illustration for Les Races Humaines by Louis Figuier (Hachette, 1872)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle - Arab man in Algeria, North Africa

Kabyle - Arab man in Algeria, North Africa
19th century vintage photograph: Kabyle - Arab man in Algeria, North Africa

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle woman (engraving)

Kabyle woman (engraving)
961874 Kabyle woman (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kabyle woman. Illustration for The World Its Cities and Peoples by Robert Brown (Cassell, c 1885)

Background imageKabyle Collection: The Tents of Shem (engraving)

The Tents of Shem (engraving)
1055414 The Tents of Shem (engraving) by Brewtnall, Edward Frederick (1846-1902) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tents of Shem)

Background imageKabyle Collection: The Costume Ball given by the Art Club at Glasgow in Aid of the Scottish Artists Benevolent

The Costume Ball given by the Art Club at Glasgow in Aid of the Scottish Artists Benevolent Association (engraving)
1046782 The Costume Ball given by the Art Club at Glasgow in Aid of the Scottish Artists Benevolent Association (engraving) by Ralston

Background imageKabyle Collection: Womans ceremonial cover or cape (axellal), late 19th century (wool)

Womans ceremonial cover or cape (axellal), late 19th century (wool)
1072160 Womans ceremonial cover or cape (axellal), late 19th century (wool) by Algerian School, (19th century); 121.9x146 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Algerian, ca. 1893. Creator: Antonio Zeno Shindler

Kabyle Algerian, ca. 1893. Creator: Antonio Zeno Shindler
Kabyle Algerian, ca. 1893

Background imageKabyle Collection: Arab Musket, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen &

Arab Musket, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen &
Arab Musket, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1887

Background imageKabyle Collection: Sketch for Reception of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie... 1860, ca

Sketch for Reception of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie... 1860, ca
Sketch for " Reception of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie by the Kabyle Leaders at Algiers on September 18, 1860", ca. 1862-67

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Village Interior - Northern Algeria

Kabyle Village Interior - Northern Algeria
Kabyle Village - Northern Algeria - The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle weavers and native loom, Northern Algeria, 1912. Artist: Legrand

Kabyle weavers and native loom, Northern Algeria, 1912. Artist: Legrand
Kabyle weavers and native loom, Northern Algeria, 1912.. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1912]

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle women at the door of their dwelling near the Mediterranean coast, Algeria, 1912 Artist: Kuhn

Kabyle women at the door of their dwelling near the Mediterranean coast, Algeria, 1912 Artist: Kuhn
Kabyle women at the door of their dwelling near the Mediterranean coast, Algeria, 1912. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1912]

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Olive Oil Press - North Eastern Algeria

Kabyle Olive Oil Press - North Eastern Algeria
A quite outstanding postcard (incredible detail) showing an olive oil press in operation in the Kabyle Region of Algeria. The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated

Background imageKabyle Collection: Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria

Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria
Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1908

Background imageKabyle Collection: A Kabyle musician with her Tam-Tam. Algeria, North Africa

A Kabyle musician with her Tam-Tam. Algeria, North Africa
A female Kabyle musician sits cross-legged holding her Tam-Tam (a type of gong). The Kabyle are a Berber ethnic group originating from Kabilya in Northern Algeria. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Young Kabyle Woman with headdress of Jewellery - Algeria

Young Kabyle Woman with headdress of Jewellery - Algeria, North Africa. The Kabyle People are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: 1914

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Children - Algeria

Kabyle Children - Algeria. The Kabyle are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: 1910

Background imageKabyle Collection: Tizi-Ouzou - Algeria

Tizi-Ouzou - Algeria
The Djebel Beloua mountain/hill, with houses on its slopes at Tizi-Ouzou, the capital of the Kabylie region of Northern Algeria, home to the Kabyle people. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: The Kabyle Market, Bejaia, Algeria

The Kabyle Market, Bejaia, Algeria
The Kabyle Market at Bejaia (Bougie), Algeria. The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals

Background imageKabyle Collection: Beni-Yenni Tribe - Kabyle Houses at Tigzirt

Beni-Yenni Tribe - Kabyle Houses at Tigzirt
Wonderful Kabyle Houses of the Benni-Yenni tribe at Tigzirt, a small town on the coast of northeastern Algeria in the Tiziouzou Province

Background imageKabyle Collection: A Kabyle village, North Africa, 1895. Artist: Meunier

A Kabyle village, North Africa, 1895. Artist: Meunier
Kabyle Village, North Africa, 1895. From The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, division XXII, written by Elisee Reclus and published by Virtue & Co. Limited (London, 1895)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle family group travelling, Algeria, c1890. Artist: Hildibrand

Kabyle family group travelling, Algeria, c1890. Artist: Hildibrand
Kabyle family group travelling, Algeria, c1890. Illustration from The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, Division XXI, (Virtue & Co Limited, London, c1890)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle family group, Algeria, c1890

Kabyle family group, Algeria, c1890. Illustration from The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, Division XXI, (Virtue & Co Limited, London, c1890)

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabliyan woman of the south, Algeria

Kabliyan woman of the south, Algeria
A coloured photograph of a Kabliyan woman. She wears traditional dress and jewellery. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Hilltop village in Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria

Hilltop village in Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria
Hilltop village in Tizi N Berber, Kabylie (Kabylia), Algeria. circa 1920

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle man, Algeria, North Africa

Kabyle man, Algeria, North Africa. Date: circa 1870

Background imageKabyle Collection: Source Size = 3727 x 5009

Source Size = 3727 x 5009
Kabyle Orange Sellers in Algiers, 1870

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle selling lemons, Algiers, 1885

Kabyle selling lemons, Algiers, 1885

Background imageKabyle Collection: Algeria - Kabyle Woman with her young infant son

Algeria - Kabyle Woman with her young infant son
Woman of the Kabyle People with her young infant son - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1908

Background imageKabyle Collection: Disturbances in Morocco

Disturbances in Morocco. The Kabyle refuses to pay the tax to the Sultans envoy. Engraving

Background imageKabyle Collection: Kabyle Women and babies - Algeria

Kabyle Women and babies - Algeria. The Kabyle are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Young Kabyle Girls from the Djurjura Mountains

Young Kabyle Girls from the Djurjura Mountains
Algeria - Young Kabyle Girls from the Djurjura Mountains Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKabyle Collection: Bejaia viewed from the sea

Bejaia viewed from the sea
Bejaia (Bougie) in Kabylia, north eastern Algeria, as sketched by a visitor to the area

Background imageKabyle Collection: Plain of Bejaia viewed from the ramparts

Plain of Bejaia viewed from the ramparts
Plain of Bejaia(Bougie), in Kabylia, north eastern Algeria, viewed from the ramparts

Background imageKabyle Collection: Bejaia and the Atlas Mountains

Bejaia and the Atlas Mountains
Bejaia (Bougie) and the Atlas Mountains, north eastern Algeria

Background imageKabyle Collection: Children of the Kabyle People - Algeria

Children of the Kabyle People - Algeria
Young children of the Kabyle People - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals

Background imageKabyle Collection: Algeria - Kabyle Family

Algeria - Kabyle Family
Mealtime for a family of the Kabyle People - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria

Background imageKabyle Collection: Algeria Village

Algeria Village
Distant view of a Kabyle village

Background imageKabyle Collection: Racial / N Africa / Algeria

Racial / N Africa / Algeria
A Kabyle woman of North Africa (Algeria/Tunisia) in a green and white striped dress and a red hat, resting from carrying a heavy earthenware jar



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The Kabyle people of Algeria have a rich and fascinating history that is beautifully captured in these captivating images. From the fantastic wooden screw olive press, which showcases their ingenuity and resourcefulness, to the picturesque Kabyle village of Taourirt nestled in Northern Algeria, every aspect of their culture is enchanting. One cannot help but be mesmerized by the stunning Mosque Layla Saida in Tizi Ouzou, a testament to their deep-rooted faith and architectural brilliance. The young women of the Kabyle tribe exude grace and strength as they proudly display their traditional attire, symbolizing their cultural heritage. Even through time, we can catch glimpses of this vibrant community with Leroux's 1912 portrayal children. Their innocence shines through as they playfully engage with one another amidst a backdrop that speaks volumes about life during that era. Music has always been an integral part culture, as seen in the image featuring a talented musician with her Tam-Tam drum. Her passion for music resonates deeply within her soul and echoes throughout North Africa. The black-and-white photograph showcasing the Kabyle village of Taourirt Mokrane transports us back in time. It allows us to imagine what life was like for these resilient individuals who thrived against all odds. Engravings depicting both male and female members further highlight the diversity within this community. Each engraving captures not only physical features but also hints at individual stories waiting to be told. Lastly, we are reminded that Algeria's beauty extends beyond its land borders with an engraving showcasing winter resorts on the Mediterranean coast. This serves as a reminder that nature's wonders know no boundaries when it comes to breathtaking landscapes. These images provide just a glimpse into the world of kabyles - proud people whose legacy continues to shape Algerian culture today.