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Edith La Sylphe (Edith Lambelle Langerfeld) an exotic American dancer who became a sensation at the Folies Bergere in the

Millie Landis

Sketch by Millie Landis , final by R achel Dougherty !

Belly dance is an ancient artform, and as we all know trends tend to repeat themselves. Let's have a look at these beautiful dancers of old and be inspired by their costumes and grace. :)

Comparison: Bedlington is described as a Mata Hari-type figure, referring to the famous Dutch courtesan executed by French forces for spying for the Germans

Victorian portrait photograph of a lady by Robert Boning, 10 Verulam Place, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Victorian portrait photograph of a lady by Robert Boning, 10 Verulam Place, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Victorian photograph of 3 young ladies by Robert Boning, 10 Verulam Place, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Victorian photograph of 3 young ladies by Robert Boning, 10 Verulam Place, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Norwegian scientist and diplomat Fridtjof Nansen

Photo of Nansen, portraitBain News date created or published later by BainReference: Picture Quality: The photo shown above is much

Hindustani gypsy dancing girls. "The dances of the Punjab, the Sind region, Rajastan and Madhya Pradesh are close to the origins of bellydance. Done by wandering gypsy tribes, the dances and costumes tell of their islamic influence or in other words: the Mughal culture."

Hagood LovesHalloween , Here's an Indian Gypsie dancer for you. :) Banjara: the tribal gypsies of India, a source of nomadic tribal bellydance.

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