Star Street (1), Bethlehem, c.1900-1920
figureposted on 31.05.2019, 07:58 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.
The image features a woman walking along Star Street in Bethlehem - the road that for centuries formed the main approach route into Bethlehem. 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.