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.
Druse woman. Lebanon traditional costume in 1840. Femme Druse. Liban. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and the most recent trips by Auguste Wahlen