4 Inhabitatnts of the Northwest Caucasus At the Turn of the XX Century

Inhabitatnts of the Northwest Caucasus At the Turn of the XX Century

Posted on June 21, 2013 by team


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Some rare pictures of people of Northwest Caucasus and their life in the old times.


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Balkar women. Baksan Gorge. Beginning of the XX century.

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4 Responses to “Inhabitatnts of the Northwest Caucasus At the Turn of the XX Century”

  1. Kent_Diego says:

    They look so sad.

  2. Osip says:

    What are those objects across the chest of the man in the last photo on page 2?

    • misha says:

      Rifles cartridges, or cloth rolls meant to look like them. It’s a key part of the cherkeska/chokha that they wear all over Kavkaz (cossacks too).

  3. Kilroy Was Here says:

    Enlightening. Thanks…

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