My photos are never great, and these were taken without flash in low light, with my phone, however I think they are interesting and unusual, if not representative of 'real' life here, more a circus fantasy of what it might have been like 50 years ago.
These are some of the cultural icons of life here in Exile.
|The majalis, where men (usually from one family or tribe) gather to drink coffee,|
smoke shisha and gossip.
|acres of carpet with part of the majalis in the background |
and a collection of children 'dancing'
|the woman cooking is wearing a white cloak, like a giant apron,|
over her black abaya, but her face is carefully veiled
|a falconeer, note the leather gauntlet on his left hand, the rifle in the corner|
and the leather hood on the falcon
|carpet making: on the right preparing the fleece and on the left a loom|
we didn't see them produce anything so I suspect they were merely posing with the tools
|more actors with props|
|model pearl fishing boats|
|Camel and driver|