Dagestan Dress

Traditional Dagestani Dress

Portrait of a Dagestani Couple

Portrait of a Dagestani Couple
A couple in traditional dress poses for a portrait in the mountainous interior region of Gunib on the north slope of the Caucasus Mountains in what is today the Dagestan Republic of the Russian Federation.


Study of a Dagestani Man
Study of a Dagestani Man
Dagestan, meaning "land of mountains" in the Turkic languages, contains a population consisting of many nationalities, including Avars, Lezgi, Noghay, Kumuck, and Tabasarans. Pictured here is a Sunni Muslim man of undetermined nationality wearing traditional dress and headgear, with a sheathed dagger at his side.