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The Russians spent an evening in a house ashore listening to the people sing. This is one depiction of the interior of the house. The two women in the rear are beating out a rhythm on the drums, while the man in the foreground is carving something. The whole scene, like others that Europeans depicted, has the look of life as it is imagined rather than as it was really lived.
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Choris, Voyage pittoresque