Kafila with a Camel Bearing a Hodesh. (A caravan of camels has pitched their camp in an oasis) The Oriental Album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of… Read More
Harem girl in Cairo 1848. The Oriental Album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile by James Augustus St. John (1801-1875). Painting by Emile Prisse… Read More
A Berber Playing the Kissar A Berber Playing the Kissar to Women of the Same Tribe. Egyptian Costumes and scenery in 1845 Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the… Read More
Egyptian costume. Sais 1850. Sais (A Groom of Stable) from Egypt, Ottoman Empire. Historic Middle East dress from 1850.
A woman with a veil and headscarf wearing a precious cloth cord embroidery on the arm, to a light tunic abaya.
A Bedouin girl in a shirt-like garment, called “mig wal”. Next to her is an Egyptian Fruit Vendor. She wears a cape or cloak, jilbab, Jilaabah called. Her head is covered by a veil, the niqab.
Tambourine player in the jilbab. Veiled water wearer in a chador. Servant with a turban, tarboosh, vests, harem pants belted with a wide cloth that Sal Sapik, (SAL û Sapik “pants and shirt”).
A young Bedouin with Kufiyya, Jilbab and jacket. Nubian slave girl wearing a caftan over a light of woolen dress. Egyptian woman in street clothing.
A Dancing Girl. Almeh, courtesans or female entertainers in Arab Egypt. Arab dance costume, Ghawazi in 1850.
Traditional Egyptian costume. Nubian dress from 1850.