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.
Late Antique Fabrics from Egypt. 1) Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the lion. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent. — 2) Silk fabric. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent.… Read More
Assyrian Coiffures and Hats. The Luxurious Assyrian Costumes. Coiffures, Hats. Part V. Assyrian. Plate 7.
Arabian inhabitants of Mecca and Medina, 19th c.
Sheikh Abdallah I. ibn Saud. Sketched from life by Sir J. Sutherland.
Darius III and Courtiers Asia Tempi Antichi. Persia. Dario III E Cortigiani.
Dracoman. Vincenzo Belluti.