Bethlemiteine, c.1880-1890

This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.

The image is a full-length portrait of a woman from Bethlehem, taken by the Italian photographer Tancrède Dumas. The woman is wearing the cone-shaped shatweh headdress unique to married Bethlehem women. Rows of coins and other valuable items were sown into shatwehs to display the family's wealth.

This image is part of the Bethlehem Women collection within the Planet Bethlehem Archive.