Arab caravan in the Sahara desert during a sandstorm,- The Simoom.
Simoom, Arabic: سموم samūm, is the local term for a sand storm in the North African-Arab region. Originating from the Arabic word translated means poison wind. This already indicates the danger that is attached to this kind of sandstorm. The simoom is partly dust-laden and a very hot desert wind.
From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.
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)