Caravans glide over its surface like gigantic fleets. The beautiful, mysterious oasis. A veritable ocean the mighty desert is. It has the same succession of limitless horizons, the same dreary monotony.
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Of the two figures pictured here, the man might still, today, be seen walking the streets of Mecca. The woman, however, is a sort of dancing girl
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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.
Ancient rock-cut watch-tower overlooking the valleys of El Ghor and Akabah. February 5th, 1839.
Characteristic garment of the modern Egyptian population. A variation of the Gallebaya called “kamis”. The material is black cotton (Winter).
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.
Arabian inhabitants of Mecca and Medina in traditional clothing of the 19th century. Vêtements traditionnels. Arabe de Médine, femme de la Mecque et femme de Médine
Sheikh Abdallah I. ibn Saud. Sketched from life by Sir J. Sutherland.
Abyssinian and Egyptians. Abyssin et Égyptiens. Guerriers et soldats du désert.
Marriage Hut of Arab Fellahin with the Newly Married Couple.