In the West, the costume most associated with belly dance is the bedlah (Arabic for "suit"). It owes its creation to the Victorian painters of "Orientalism" and the harem fantasy productions of vaudeville, burlesque, and Hollywood during the turn of the 20th century, rather than to authentic West Asian ("Middle Eastern") dress. Maude Allan, an American dancer/artist, was famous for her Salome dance, and her costume was considered by many to set the standard of what Westerners would perceive as a bellydance costume.
The bedlah style includes a fitted top or bra (usually with a fringe of beads or coins), a fitted hip belt (again with a fringe of beads or coins), and a skirt or harem pants. The bra and belt may be richly decorated with...
I am Odon Czintos photographer,
I am member of the MAFOSZ (National Federation of Hungarian Photographers).
I am interested in taking pictures since 1984. I always intend to show new faces of nature and the world surrounding us.
I’m not interested only in nature photography.
When something captures my mind, I try to capture it with my best knowledge and creativity.
I took part in several Hungarian and international photo competition with different success.
My photographs participated in joint and individual exhibitions.
My photos received first, second, third places or special awards.
My photograps are published in photo magazines and books.
I am mostly proud of my photographs exhibited in the European Parliament and...
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