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Exciting Moods of the Middle East by bellygogo, via Flickr

Exciting Moods of the Middle East by bellygogo, via Flickr

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Exotic Dancing on the Colonial Bandwagon

Denis in Radha. White Studio (New York, N.) -- Photographer, 1906 photographic print mounted on paper b&w The New York Public Library for performing arts The shimmering ends of the skirt would look stunning under the sun

vintage bellydance costume

Costumes for Sinuous Bellydancers

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra in 'The Sign of the Cross' 1932

Glam Greek Goddess Design Custom Bra Costume Lingerie Rave Bra

Glam Greek Goddess Design Custom Bra Costume Lingerie Rave Bra Working on Hashtags:

Dancer as a snake.  Is this Ruth St. Denis?  She did a dance as a snake charmer....

lucreziaveleno: “ Ruth St Denis as snake dancer ”

Idea for possible costuming/pose for the carte de visite project.  Also, really cool vintage photo.

vintage belly dancer "La Bella Otero" (The beatiful Otero), disguised as a belly dancer Paris, 1901

Custom costume with Ruffle Shrug, Hand embellished Bra with Vintage & Antique elements, Ruffle 'n' Bustle skirt, armbands(not shown)  Originally pinned by Vaudeville Gypsy

Custom costume with Ruffle Shrug, Hand embellished Bra with Vintage Antique elements, Ruffle 'n' Bustle skirt, armbands(not shown) Originally pinned by Vaudeville Gypsy

vintage Belly Dancer

All Things Gypsy: A Brief History & Cultural Collective

Vintage belly dancer black and white

Ruth St. Denis, a well-known and never-ending source of Belly Dance inspiration, even though to my knowledge she never belly danced... exactly.

Ruth St Denis in costume, no specific dance.

image by sonia ochoa by vagabond princess, via Flickr

Tribal-belly dance inspiration for hair accessories

Sparkly bellydance vintage tribal look

Vintage Uzbek Tassel Hair Piece Head Dress Hair Ornament Ethnic Belly Dance Accessory Tassel for sale on Etsy - I like sheer scarf

From my harddrive collection....

Ballroom patterns and ideas

Miss Maude as "Salome" from Oscar Wilde's play, I'm assuming.

Maud Allen in her role as Salome

Melodia Designs

Marion Benda, Ziegfeld Follies dancer by Alfred Cheney Johnston c. - This might in fact be assiut - then again. But either way, it's a gorgeous photo.-love the skirt pattern.

Ziegfeld Model - Non-Risque - 1920s - by Alfred Cheney Johnston.  Restored by Nick & jane. Enjoy!

Meet the Original "Victoria's Secret" Beauties of the 1920s

Ziegfeld Follies dancer, Marion Benda by Alfred Cheney Johnston c.

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. :)

The Tribal Way: Style Inspiration: Vintage Belly Dance Peacock

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