Bagdad. Taking Stores Aboard on the Tigris by Means of Guffas.

Guffa, round, basket, boat, Baghdad, Arab, porters, costumes, Tigris, Euphrates, Photogravure,
A guffa, round basket boat, is discharged in Baghdad in the twenties.

Bagdad. Taking Stores Aboard on the Tigris by Means of Guffas.

A Guffa was a traditional, usually plaited reeds, round basket boat, which was used on the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq until the 1970s. The boat is unloaded by Arab porters.

Source: Picturesque Palestine, Arabia, & Syria;: The country, the people and the landscape, by Karl Grober (1885-1945). Publisher: Brentano New York 1925.

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