Souakim. The Arab bazaar.

Sudan, Arabic, Suakin, Souakim, bazaar, Arabe,
Arabic Bazaar in Suakin. Souakim. Le bazaar Arabe.

Arabic Bazaar in Suakin or Sawakin Sudan, at the Red Sea in 1895.

Souakim. Le bazaar Arabe.

Source: Auteur du Monde. Souvenirs de Voyages, Paris, 1895. Éditeur: L. Boulanger.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Oriental Costumes. Farasia. Kaftan. North Africa, Morocco.

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