Costume cuts and robe shapes from Arabia, Palestine and Syria.
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The dress of the Arab tribes on the route to Petra.
Besharah, of the Beni Said tribe, a member of the artists’ travelling party in Egypt, Sinai and Akabah.
This view is taken from the Theatre, and represents the Excavations in the opposite cliffs; and the continuation of the chief eastern entrance to the City.
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Married woman from Bethlehem. Over the richly colored dress, a short embroidered jacket is worn.
Arabian inhabitants of Mecca and Medina in traditional clothing of the 19th century. Vêtements traditionnels. Arabe de Médine, femme de la Mecque et femme de Médine
Sheikh Abdallah I. ibn Saud (1740-1818) from the House of Saud, ruled the First Saudi State and was Imam of the Wahhabi
Oriental and Sacred Scences, from notes of travel in Greece, Turkey and Palestine by Howe Fisher. Published 1854.
A Woman of Nazareth.
Rukūʿ, Arabic ركوع, bowing with the upper body’, is a posture prescribed by ritual law during prayer in Islam. A bow is called: rakʿa(do)
Greek woman with child from Bethlehem, 19th century. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.