“Arab man with shell hat”. Painting by the Spanish painter José Tapiro y Baro (1830-1913).
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.
Hejaz was the starting point of Islam in the 7th century under Muhammad, which expanded over large parts of the Middle East and North Africa
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AN EGYPTIAN ARAB. Arabian Women from Cairo. Ottoman Empire.
THIS singular body of Arabs never inhabit any town, but constantly live under tents.