New photos of desert Arabians horses in Syria from 1930

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on June 27th, 2017 in Arabia, Syria

Enjoy these photos from an auction site,, which have never been published before. I don’t know their source, but I suspect they were taken during official government buying missions. A breeder from Algeria, Farid Chaoui, shared them with me, and should know more. The legend for some of them say “Hadideen”, the name of a Syrian Bedouin tribe, for others they say “Raqqa”. There are more.


4 Responses to “New photos of desert Arabians horses in Syria from 1930”

  1. Beautiful pictures,thank you.

    “Hadideen” means “Hadudis”?
    Some of them? Which ones? Maybe the 4th… or the 2nd?

  2. No, it’s Hadideen tribe of Nawaf al-Saleh and his son Kujan. A very wealthy sheep herding tribe around Hama, Syria.

  3. Wonderful discovery Edouard! Would love to know more about them ^^

  4. Sheikh Nawaf Al – Saleh Sheikh of the tribe of Hadidi
    And pictures 2, 3, and 4 of Sheikh Rakan bin Morshed clan chief of sbaa of Anza

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