Married Woman of Bethlehem in richly colored dress.

Bethlehem, traditional, costume, colored dress, Palestine, Holy Land,
MARRIED WOMAN of Bethlehem

MARRIED WOMAN of Bethlehem

The woman wear a white veil draped over tarboosh or fez. Rows of coins ornament the hat, and from it are suspended silver chains. It is the custom for them to pull the veil over the tarboosh and also to secure it under the chin when they go out of doors. Over the richly colored dress, a short embroidered jacket is worn.


Note:  Capidji Bachi. Private officer of the turkish sultan.
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