Libya merchant and farmer in c. 1840

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Libya merchant and farmer

Libya merchant and farmer.

A Libyan farmer on a threshing machine. In the background of the fertile fields is an Arab village. A wandering merchant approaches the grain field with his goods.

Source: “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  African dance of the Moru tribe, South Sudan 1930s.
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