Posted in on Jul 13, 2011 Siamese Men , Nineteenth Century
[caption id="attachment_89" align="alignright" width="184" caption="Siamese boatman of the nineteenth century"]<a href="http://michaeljoseph.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_0146.jpg"><img src="http://michaeljoseph.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_0146-184x300.jpg" alt="Siamese Rower" title="Siamese Rower" width="184" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-89" /></a>[/caption] <p> <br /> In the "Journey" books, I've struggled a bit to describe the typical dress of the men of Southeast Asia, particularly Siam, in the nineteenth century. I've seen plenty of descriptions and illustrations, but how to describe it? It's a bit more than a 'loincloth' but not quite trousers. As luck would have it, in
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