Monday, April 20, 2015

Desert Greeting

Today's picture shows a Bedouin Greeting in the Desert. A camel can be seen in the background. The picture was taken in Trans-Jordan region of the middle east around 1930.

1 comment:

  1. The frame over the person on the camel looks like it might be designed to provide either shelter from the sun during the hottest part of the day, or for privacy if the passenger is a woman. The greeting is interesting. It's my understanding that Arabs, which the Bedouin are, have a much smaller circle of personal space than Westerners do. At a one-to-one level, this is a cause of friction between Arabs and Westerners to this day.