The majority of the population of the Sahara consists of Berbers. Her clothing is extraordinarily rich. They obtain their silk fabrics through the mediation of the caravans
The name Arab originally was reserved for the nomad tribes east of Palestine and in the Syro-Arabian desert, but today it is generally used for most of the surviving Semitic peoples who, in addition to living in Arabia, are to be found in Mesopotamia, North Africa, the western shores of the Red Sea, and the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf.
Historical Berber Costumes of Morocco. Morocco is a state in the north-west of Africa.
The Farasia, Kaftan. This garment is a shirt-dress with wide sleeves, it is buttoned over the chest.
This hooded garment serves as an outer dress and replaces the burnoose or sulham.
Mohamed Habib el-Bey from the Dynasty of Husseinite. Tunesia. Habib Bey, Frenchified name of Mohamed Habib el-Bey, born August 13, 1858 in Bardo and died February 11, 1929 in Carthage,… Read More
L’Algérie historique, pittoresque et monumentale.
Algeria – Caravan in a Covered Street, Algier. Historical, picturesque and monumental Algeria.
Tunisian flower sellers of Gabes in 1910.
Tunisian arabs at a café of Tunis in 1910.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com