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Patterns of Ainu people

Patterns of The Ainu Race - the indigenous people of Japan

Aboubakar Fofana - fabulous indigo dyed textiles

Pair of leather boots colorful pattern with flowers and arabesques. Russian traditional work. Time: Nicolas II (1894-1918)

In the 1880s it was an almost obligatory practice among Japanese photographers to hand color both studio and landscape pictures. In Europe the practice of tinting photographs had fallen into disrepute, but because of the consummate skill of Japanese watercolorists, hand-colored albumen photographs became a minor art form of startling beauty in Japan. The process of tinting a photograph was incredibly tedious, and a master colorist could only be expected to produce two or three finished…

Gorgeous colours… wish there were more true blues in scrapbooking products.

Ewe People. Ghana, early 20 c