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).
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.
Abyssinian and Egyptians. Abyssin et Égyptiens. Guerriers et soldats du désert.
When Alethe arrived at a suitable age, she was taught, like other children of the priestesses, to take a share in the service and ceremonies of the shrines.
Arabia Egypt, Cairo. Rich woman, woman of the people. Historical clothing.
Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess. SO she raised her hands to the great and glorious sun, who with his golden, sword-like rays was just dispersing the mists that hung over the… Read More
Traditional Egypt headdresses. From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.
Ancient Egypt princely chariot, Tell el-Amarna. Chariot relating to a prince. (Tell el-Amarna – 18th dynasty.) Tell el-Amarna, often known simply as Amarna, is an archaeological site on the east… Read More