Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads
Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads
Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads
Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads
Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads

Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890 of a Large African Woman in Beads

Product code: 5702
£395.00

Attractive antique 19th century albumen photo of a large South African woman dressed profusely in tribal beads.

Social status and wealth were implied by being a larger woman. For centuries the mark of beauty for South Africa's black women, buttocks, hips and legs were the focus of fashion. It was the most admired part of a woman's figure and a sign of womanliness. Much of the dancing by women was designed to feature women's voluptuous hips and thighs.

Mounted in a modern black wooden frame under conservation glass by Pure & Applied Conservators of London.

Size of Photo: 14.5 x 10 cm approx
Frame Size: 24.5 x 20 cm approx

Product Code 5702