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Bethlehem women, c.1915-1920

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posted on 31.05.2019, 07:54 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.

The image depicts two women sitting on traditionally woven Palestinian rugs, smoking a waterpipe (known in Palestine as arghileh). Both women wear the traditional Bethlehem headdress otherwise known as the 'shatweh', which signifies that they are both married. The veil conceals rows of coins, beads and coral, to symbolise family wealth.

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

History

Contributors

Bain News Service

Date

c.1915-1920

Type

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Source

Library of Congress

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bwo_c19150000-0035aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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