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Baartman’s celebrity inspired the 19th-century Victorian bustle dress that evolved stylistically through the entire century. She was one of three south South African women displayed as an anthropological curiosity in Europe during that time with "steatopygia", a so-called condition where proteins are stored as fatty tissue in the posterior and thighs and is common in women who live in arid parts of Southern Africa.

The Women Wanted Some of Me Too
The Women Wanted Some of Me Too
Upholstery, sapele, 20th-century Ndebele beaded apron, bustle skirt
24” w x 24” d x 35.5” h