Thursday, April 13, 2006

Beer Sheba 2

Back with the Jordanian bedu. Isn't this fab? (Sorry about the flash, but it was behind glass and I couldn't get the right angle.)

Unlike villagers from anywhere else in Palestine, the bedu favoured long bat-wing sleeves whose points almost reached the ground. The tips could be tied behind your back to get your sleeves out of the way for practical work, or flipped up over your head for shade. JR says that the colour yellow was often used as protection against the evil eye, as well as for its cheerfulness.

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