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 Girl performing on the Tarabouqa. Traditional Egyptian girls dress in 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.
Traditional Egyptian costume. Nubian dress from 1850.
AN EGYPTIAN ARAB. Arabian Women from Cairo. Ottoman Empire.