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A traditional Armenian costume from the village of Çatak/Shatakh, in the Van province. Early 20h century. Collected in 1916. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg).

A traditional Armenian costume from the village of Çatak/Shatakh, in the Van province. Collected in (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.

Well-to-do Kurds from the Sason – Muş area (West of the Lake of Van). Late-Ottoman era, ca. 1875. (Lithography first published in 1885).

Well-to-do Kurds from the Sason – Muş area (West of the Lake of Van). Late-Ottoman era, ca. (Lithography first published in

Traditional costumes from the Van province. Model: 20th century, and still in use. Ethnic Group: Kurdish. These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups. (Source: Urartu Sanat Halk Dansları, Van).

Traditional costumes from the Van province. Model: century, and still in use. These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

A Kurdish woman from Dersim, in festive outfit, late 19th century. Ethnic group: probably Zaza and Alevi Kürt. The Dersim region contains the actual Tunceli province, and some neighbouring districts of the Elazığ and Bingöl provinces. From a postcard published by the French 'Mission des PP Capucins'.

A Kurdish woman from Dersim, in festive outfit, late 19th century. Ethnic group: probably Zaza and Alevi Kürt. The Dersim region contains the actual Tunceli province, and some neighbouring districts of the Elazığ and Bingöl provinces. From a postcard published by the French 'Mission des PP Capucins'.

The son of a Kurdish landlord. Southeastern Anatolia, ca. 1900.

The son of a Kurdish landlord. Southeastern Anatolia, ca.

“Ermeni,Rum Rahipler ve Türk Molla,19. yüzyıl...”

century Studio photo by the Ottoman Photographer Pascal Sébah showing a Turkish Mullah ( Islamic clergy) posing with Armenian and Greek Orthodox Priests