This is an original 1909 black and white halftone print of a Negrito Dance in the mountains of the Philippines.
The Negrito people are a widespread culture in Southeast Asia with different names depending on region, yet today they are all referred to as "Negrito." This is partially because the classification was made by Spanish explorers who, not knowing they were different tribes, called all aboriginal pygmy tribes Negrito (Little black person). Today, due to the spreading as well as disappearances of tribes it is near impossible to truly define background, so the term remains.
This 102+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 4.5 inches; 17 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: loincloth, wooden pump