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Portrait of a Manchurian Noblewoman in the 1920’s. This is believed to be the sister of the last Emperor, Puyi.

Lady Yehenara from the Imperial Qing court, Cixi's younger sister Yehenara Wanzhen was the principal wife of Prince Chun of the First Rank (醇親王) and gave birth to Emperor Guangxu.


The Javanese are anethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. At approximately 100 million people (as of they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. There

magictransistor:  The Manchu Princess (和硕公主), 19th Century, China.

imperialasia: “ Very rare portrait of a Manchurian Princess. She was said to be the concubine or wife of Prince Qing (慶親王), the first Prime Minister of the Qing dynasty.

Chinese (Han) lady with bound feet in traditional costume. Qing dynasty

Footbinding in China involved breaking the arch of the foot and folding it backwards until a tiny index card appendage remained called "golden lotus feet.

20th century Chinese minority (Miao-Gejia peoples) cotton, silk

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