Bashi Bazouk African Warrior by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Greeting Card with Elegant Striped Gold Foil Envelope, 1 Card/Envelope
Correspond in style! Painted by Jean-Léon Gérôme between 1868 and 1869, these paintings depict a pair of dark-skinned models dressed as a Bashi-bazouk, a levy of irregular Ottoman soldiers. Gérôme acquired the garb seen in the painting during a trip to the near east in 1868. The haphazard and mixed textiles the models are dressed in are reminiscent of the Bashi-bazouks, as the soldiers were traditionally unpaid and did not adopt a standardized uniform, resulting in the soldiers wearing whatever they could acquire on a march. The brutal reputation of a Bashi-bazouk is contrasted by the elegant silk tunics and noble bearing of the subjects.
These luxurious greeting cards are giclee printed on the brightest, most velvety greeting card paper available in the market today. Each card features a matching design on the interior. Mix and match to create a set!
• Quantity: 1 cards, 1 elegant gold foil striped envelope
• Size: 5" x 7" (A7), (74mm x 105mm)
• Substrate: Premium, acid-free cardstock
• Finish: Luxurious matte finish on both sides with absolutely no sheen, very easy to write on.
• Two Designs To Choose From
• Interior Message: Blank
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