Traditional Egypt costumes. Bedouin girl, Fruit Vendor, Runner in 1850
The history of costumes. Sixty-sixth arch. Egypt. Illustration by A. Häberlin. Munich picture sheet no. 950.
Bedouin girl. Fruit seller. Runner, messenger.
A Bedouin girl in a shirt-like garment, called “mig wal”. Next to her is an Egyptian Fruit Vendor. She wears a cape or cloak, jilbab, Jilaabah called. Her head is covered by a veil, the niqab.
Right of the picture is an Egyptian runner. He wears a precious embroidered vest. As a headdress he wears a fez or tarboosh called. His long caftan is tied up from his knees to a wide cloth belt.
Source: Munich picture sheet 1848 to 1898. The history of costumes. Published by Braun & Schneider. Royal court and university book printing house of Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn in Munich.