Aqaydat Bedouin women, 1935

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 6th, 2013 in General

Photo by Syrian traveler Hussain Ibish, who was accompanying faculty from the American University of Beirut (AUB, my alma mater) to a trip to the Syrian desert in 1935. I am sure the AUB library has a lot of hidden treasures about this period and part of the world.

4 Responses to “Aqaydat Bedouin women, 1935”

  1. Of which tribe were these ladies?

  2. The Aqaydat

  3. Err yes I saw the title after I asked the question doh!!, I asked because the headwear of the lady on the left looks a little inpractical to pack for a nomadic tribe so I wondered if the tribe were settled or not, then fashion has never been practical!! lovely embroidery.
    Looks like very good pasture.
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  4. you’re spot on, they are semi-settled sheep herders, as evidenced by the lush Euphrates pastures behind them.

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