Circassian Fashion Style Websites


Circassian Beauty in the American Sideshow   - Details
Among the “human curiosities” in P. T. Barnum’s American Museum was a supposed escapee from an Ottoman harem, a figure marketed as both the pinnacle of white beauty and an exoticised other. Betsy Golden Kellem investigates the complex of racial and cultural stereotypes that made the Circassian beauty such a sideshow spectacle.

Circassia, home of the world’s most beautiful women   - Details
I first heard of Circassia when working in Jordan, which has a small Circassian population. The Circassians I met there were Muslims and some of them wore the hijab, so I was intrigued by their light hair, blue-grey eyes and extremely pale skin.

Uncovering the Truth Behind Barnum’s Circassian Beauties Hoax   - Details
The Circassian Beauties were one of P.T. Barnum’s most captivating hoaxes. Furnished with exotic names, scandalous backstories, and voluminous hairstyles, these women offered a glimpse into an imagined Circassia.

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