Beauty and grace of women

 

 

Like most men, I have an eye for beauty and grace in females of all age groups. This page shows a collection of pictures of women, old and young, whom I found attractive in one way or another. I hope that it is obvious from these pictures that women do not have to be young and beautiful to be attractive!

 

 

Yunnan 2007
Girls of the Bai minority, clad in traditional dresses, pose for tourists, Dali, Yunnan Province, China. – More pictures of Chinese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993
Young mother of the Bena Kabende tribe, Manokola, Zambia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tyrkiet 2006
Four girls, visiting the Sultan Ahmet Camii (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey, three of them modestly dressed for the occasion, while one wears modern clothes. This marvellous building, popularly known as ‘The Blue Mosque’, was constructed between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Sultan Ahmet I. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Muslim women, wearing beautiful local dresses, shop at a market in the city of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Alperne 2016a
Young woman with an interesting hairstyle, Tirol, Austria. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009
In the Himalaya, during the summer months, many families move to temporary shelters in high altitude grazing grounds for yaks, called kharkas. Here, they milk their female yaks, called naks, daily, making butter and cheese from the milk. This picture shows a Tamang woman and her son, sitting near the kitchen fire in a stone dwelling at Dukpu Kharka, Langtang National Park, Nepal. – Read more about yaks on this website, see Animals: Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Little girl, dressed in her best finery, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81
A perfect sense of balance. – This woman, walking along a road near Ngaunderé, Cameroun, is balancing a dish on her head. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Uttarakhand 2008
With a long wooden pestle, this young woman in the Asi Ganga Valley, Uttarakhand, India, is pounding her crop of wheat in a basket, hereby removing the husks. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1972-73
Children in the village of Hamar, southern Iraq. It is often the duty of young Arabian girls to take care of a smaller sibling. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2012a
Taiwanese girl, enjoying an ice cream. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 2003
Indien 2003
Muslim women from the village of Bambara in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India, close to the Pakistani border. Note the huge adornment in the nostril of one of the women. – Read more about Bambara on this website, see Travel episodes: India 2003 – Camel safari in the Thar Desert. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Punan girls, pounding rice on the veranda of a longhouse, Sarawak, Borneo. With a graceful movement of her foot, one of the girls pushes back some of the rice into the pile, without making any pause in her pounding. – Read more about the Punan people on this website, see Travel episodes: Borneo 1975 – Canoe trip with Punan tribals. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 1994
The parents of this little Hindu girl wanted to take a picture of her beside the donkey, but she seems to be a little afraid of it. – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2008b
Open-air line dance performance, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009-1
The common greeting in most parts of the Himalaya is ‘Namaste’, which literally means: “I salute the divinity in you.” While greeting, you cup your hands in front of your face or chest. These sweet little children were photographed in the village of Betrawati, Trisuli Valley, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98
Shy Mali tribal girls in a village near Jeypore, Odisha (Orissa), India. One of them has smeared yellow paste in her face, presumably to protect her skin against the fierce sunshine. – More pictures of Indian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Europa 1972-2005
These Greeks enjoy a break during their work, planting tobacco near Koroneia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993
Most women of the Unga tribe, living in the Bangweulu Swamps, northern Zambia, wrap a gaily coloured cloth, called chitenge, around their waist. Babies are always carried in a chitenge. – Read more about the Unga people on this website, see Countries and places: Bangweulu – where water meets the sky. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1982-83
Shy little Hindu girl, Helambu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2010
This Khmer girl in the Angkor area, Cambodia, is taking care of her infant brother. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sri Lanka 1974-75
Sri Lanka 1974-75
Sydasien 1976-77
Three Sinhalese girls, Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese are a people from North India, who, in the 6th Century B.C., conquered most of Sri Lanka, creating an advanced civilization, comprising several competing kingdoms. – Read more about the Sinhalese people on this website, see Travel episodes: Sri Lanka 1974 – Among the Veddas. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991a
This girl in the Arun Valley, eastern Nepal, carries a load of foliage from the forest, to be used as fodder for her family’s cows. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 1969-2005
Typical girl of the blond, Nordic type, 12 years old, Zealand, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Little girl in the village of Seventri, Rajasthan, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Comorerne 1988
These girls in the town of Moroni, Grande Comore, Comoro Islands, are helping their mother, peeling cooking bananas. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98
Young Sabara tribal woman with her infant son, Sabari River, Odisha (Orissa), India. – More pictures of Indian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ethiopien 1996
Tribal girl with a peculiar hairstyle, Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia. – More pictures of Ethiopian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of Ethiopia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1994
During the Hindu festival of Bisket Jatra, taking place in the city of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, this little Newar girl, dressed in her finery, is gathering coins from a shrine, which have been sacrificed to the Hindu god Kalo Bhairab – the local name of Shiva. Rice kernel have been applied to the red tika mark on her forehead, which is only done during major festivals. – The majority of the inhabitants of Bhaktapur are Newars, a people of mixed Caucasian and Mongoloid origin. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
In Borneo, a young girl of the Punan tribe performs a dance, with fans of hornbill feathers attached to her wrists, which are moved gracefully in time with the music. – Read more about the Punan people on this website, see Travel episodes: Borneo 1975 – Canoe trip with Punan tribals. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
This healthy, strong girl in the Trisuli Valley, Nepal, is carrying a heavy sack of millet. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indonesien 1985
Young Muslim woman in the town of Sapé, Sumbawa, Indonesia. Note that her front teeth have been filed down, probably an ideal of beauty on this island. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98
Young Paraja tribal vendor at a market in the town of Kotpad, Odisha (Orissa), India. Note the tattoos on her arms. – More pictures of Indian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993
Women (and a single man) of the Bena Kabende tribe, Manokola, Zambia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2008
Kannada woman in the town of Karwar, Karnataka, India. On her forehead is a multi-coloured tika mark, probably indicating that a Hindu festival has just taken place. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Frankrig-Spanien 2007
Little girls, Paris. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Muslim girls in the city of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009
Khmer relief at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, depicting apsaras, female court dancers, also called ‘heavenly nymphs’ or ‘daughters of joy’, i.e. prostitutes at the royal court. The darker colour of the breasts has occurred by numerous visitors touching them! (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991
Young Newar girl with her child, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The majority of the inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley are Newars, a people of mixed Caucasian and Mongoloid origin. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993
Elderly woman of the Unga tribe, Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia. – Read more about the Unga people on this website, see Countries and places: Bangweulu – where water meets the sky. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
Hindu girl, Marsyangdi Valley, central Nepal. A red tika mark has been applied to her forehead, and rice kernels have been pressed into the paste, indicating that a major Hindu festival is taking place. – Read more about Hindu festivals on this website, see Travel episodes: India 1991 – Attending Hindu festivals in Rajasthan. About Hinduism in general, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
This woman in the village of Santa Catarina Palomo, on the shore of Lago Atitlán, Guatemala, is busy weaving a blue cloth, a so-called huipil, the blue colour being typical of this village. – Read more about huipils, and about Guatemala in general, on this website, see Travel episodes: Guatemala 1998: Country of the Mayans. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Woman, sweeping her courtyard in a village in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. – Read more about the Thar Desert on this website, see Travel episodes: India 2003 – Camel safari in the Thar Desert. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guizhou-Yunnan 2007
Yi tribal girl, playing with bits of banana leaves, used by her parents to wrap around goods, which they sell at a market in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China. – More pictures of Chinese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991a
Despite having lead an obviously strenuous life, this old Sherpa woman in the Arun Valley, eastern Nepal, has aged with grace. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Kanariske Øer 2006
Little girls, dressed up for a carnival, Los Christianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
When I wanted to photograph this little girl in the Marsyangdi Valley, Nepal, she became shy, hiding her mouth behind her shawl. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ladakh 2000
An elderly woman with her grandson, Umlung, Ladakh, India. – In the Himalaya, grandparents are highly respected, often participating in the upbringing of their grandchildren. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Alperne 1968-2001
Young women, working as bar maids in a hotel in the town of Annaberg im Lammertal, Salzburg, Austria. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1972-73
Asien 1972-73
Young women of the Lur tribe, south-western Iran. – Read more about the Lur people on this website, see Travel episodes: Iran 1973 – In the mountains of Luristan. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2012a
Young woman, displaying persimmons (Diospyros kaki), drying in the sun, Xinpu, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Himachal Pradesh 2007
This woman in the Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India, is carrying a huge bundle of leaves, which she has harvested as fodder for her cows. People of this area are Caucasians, who migrated here from Rajasthan hundreds of years ago. – Read more about the Tirthan Valley on this website, see Plants: Plant hunting in the Himalaya – Abode of the deodar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ethiopien 1996
Girl with braids, Negelle, Ethiopia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 2003
Muslim children in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. A white paste has been applied to their face to protect the skin against the fierce sun. – Read more about the Thar Desert on this website, see Travel episodes: India 2003 – Camel safari in the Thar Desert. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
Myanmar 2007
Children from central Myanmar with a white paste applied to their faces, made from branches of the orange jessamine tree, or thanaka (Murraya paniculata), to protect their skin against the sun, and to make it smooth and beautiful. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Lahaul-Ladakh 2014
This woman, who owns a tiny restaurant in the town of Pandoh, Himachal Pradesh, India, is making tea, adding liberal amounts of milk and cardamom seeds. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Yunnan 2007
An elderly woman of the Naxi people, clad in traditional dress, performs a dance in the town of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China. – More pictures of Chinese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1998
From the safety on her mother’s back, a little Thakali girl is watching my doings intensely, probably evaluating whether I am dangerous or not. – Tal, Marsyangdi Valley, Annapurna, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ethiopien 1996
Oromo girl, herding cattle, west of Dinsho, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. – More pictures of Ethiopian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of Ethiopia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Annapurna 2007
Young woman with bamboo shoots, collected for food in the forest, Annapurna, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Pretty Muslim girls, Pahalgam, Kashmir, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Østafrika 1994-95
Little Bantu girl, carrying fruits, Kambuga, Uganda. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2008
Kannada woman in the town of Karwar, Karnataka, India. The tika mark on her forehead indicates her status as a married woman. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guizhou-Yunnan 2007
Yi tribal woman, clad in traditional dress, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China. – More pictures of Chinese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009
During a hike towards the village of Gul Bhanjyang, Helambu, Nepal, my guide and I took shelter from heavy rain in the first small hotel we encountered along the trail. As it turned out, the house owners were out working in their fields, but their three sweet little daughters made tea for us, and soon their parents returned. As the rain continued for the rest of the day, we spent the night with this sympathetic family. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
This woman has been collecting firewood in the desert near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2008
Bunung tribal girl, Dilih, Taiwan. – More pictures of Taiwanese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Young Bisnoi woman, carrying water to her home from the village well, near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. – Read more about the Bisnoi people on this website, see Travel episodes: India 1991 – Bishnoi people live in harmony with nature. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Shy little girl, clinging to her brother’s shoulder, Chinsanka, Zambia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Slender girl, clad in a red sari, Rajasthan, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
A perfect sense of balance. – Little street vendor, selling souvenirs, Antigua, Guatemala. – Read more about Antigua, and about Guatemala in general, on this website, see Travel episodes – Guatemala 1998: Country of the Mayans. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 2003
These Muslim girls in the city of Bijapur, Karnataka, India, are dressed up for a wedding, and patterns have been applied to their hands, using henna dye. – Read more about henna on this website, see Traditional medicine: Lawsonia inermis. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Young woman of the Achewa tribe, carrying her child on her back, Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2002
Yolmu woman, spinning wool in the village of Shyabru, Langtang National Park, Nepal. The Yolmu are a branch of the Tibetan Sherpa tribe. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guizhou 2009
Mother and son with rhododendron flowers, Wumeng Shan Mountains, Guizhou Province, China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98
This Paraja tribal girl, her hair adorned with flowers, is selling peas at a market in Tanginiguda, Odisha (Orissa), India. – More pictures of Indian tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Achewa woman, cleaning maize, Chembe, Lake Malawi. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Himachal Pradesh 2007
A young Hindu woman from Gushaini, Himachal Pradesh, India. The red tika mark between her eyebrows indicates her status as a married woman. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2015
During a Daoist parade in the city of Taichung, Taiwan, women with flower baskets perform a dance in front of a shop, supposedly bringing prosperity to the owner. – Read more about Daoism on this website, see Religion: Daoism in Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1990
Girls in southern Tanzania, one of them a mulatto, whose British father has very fair hair. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2000-01
Tamil children in the town of Tarangambadi (Tranquebar), Tamil Nadu, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
A perfect sense of balance. – Girl, carrying laundry, Bagan, Myanmar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2008
Bunung tribal woman, Dilih, Taiwan. – More pictures of Taiwanese tribal people are found on this website, see Gallery: People – Tribals of Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

(Uploaded January 2018)

 

(Revised continuously)