Women Mystics by Lucy Mary Jane Garnett. Sisterhood of Mystics. Female muslim Sufi saints. The holy women of the Dervish Orders.
The dress of the Arab tribes on the route to Petra.
Besharah, of the Beni Said tribe, a member of the artists’ travelling party in Egypt, Sinai and Akabah.
The general view of Petra strikes every traveller with admiration. El Deir stands a thousand feet above the level of the City.
During the reign of the Sassanids, who ruled the Neo-Persian Empire from 250-650 AD and were distinguished by their love of luxury, the arts, especially those of weaving, reached a high level of perfection.
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx at Gizeh, the most remarkable figure of its kind.
The binish, like the kaftan, is spread all over the Near East. Those countries where it is chiefly worn are Egypt, W. Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Turkey.
Characteristic garment of the modern Egyptian population. A variation of the Gallebaya called “kamis”. The material is black cotton (Winter).
Clothes of a Jewish married woman from Bethlehem in the 19th century.
The name Arab originally was reserved for the nomad tribes east of Palestine and in the Syro-Arabian desert, but today it is generally used for most of the surviving Semitic peoples who, in addition to living in Arabia, are to be found in Mesopotamia, North Africa, the western shores of the Red Sea, and the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf.
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.