Ottoman Laze, their territory, Lazistan, was part of the former kingdom of Pont and the small Byzantine empire of Trebizond. Shown with a Black Sea yatagan (laz bichaq) and a rifle. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.
Portrait of a well-to-do citizen, in the company of two ‘başıbozuk’: one from the Albania/Epirus region (in white dress), and one from western Anatolia (in dark dress). Late-Ottoman era, end of century.