Of the two figures pictured here, the man might still, today, be seen walking the streets of Mecca. The woman, however, is a sort of dancing girl
THE men of the loth Bengal Lancers are mostly Sikhs; they have blue and red lance-pennons, blue kurta and blue cone-shaped turban.
Summer Gardens of Kashmir. Mughal garden of Dara Shikoh at Bijbihara. Dara Shukoh’s Album. Verinag Bagh of Anantnag. Amarnath pilgrims. Achibal Bagh.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
A view of the interior of the Chapel of Elijah on Mount Sinai, Egypt. The Orthodox chapel encloses an outcrop of rock that tradition equates with the source for the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
This place was famous in the olden time as one of the favorite haunts of the great sea-serpent.
Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
The costume of the Monks of St. Catherine. The Superior is distinguished by a black cloak, the Brotherhood wear robes of the striped brown cloth.
One of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation.
Group of horseriders on a plateau overlooking a landscape with the city of Sebaste, formely Samaria.