Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
Cairo is considered the best school of ‘Arabic literature; and there is no other place in which we can obtain such a complete knowledge of the Arabs.
The binish, like the kaftan, is spread all over the Near East. Those countries where it is chiefly worn are Egypt, W. Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Turkey.
Characteristic garment of the modern Egyptian population. A variation of the Gallebaya called “kamis”. The material is black cotton (Winter).
Abyssinian and Egyptians. Abyssin et Égyptiens. Guerriers et soldats du désert.
Arabia Egypt, Cairo. Rich woman, woman of the people. Historical clothing.
Traditional Egypt headdresses. From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.
Water is carried in these closely woven baskets to the gardens in the vicinity.
Fellah girl from Alexandria, Egypt in traditional dress. Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
African Nomads. Ababda tribe warriors with spears. Beja people in 1900. Titel: Guerriers Ababdeh. Auteur du Monde Souvenirs de Voyages, Paris, 1895 . Éditeur: L. Boulanger.