In pictures: Vintage Arabia
July 10, 2013
Bahraini men discuss daily matters in one of Muharraq’s coffee shops in 1960s. All Photos Courtesy National Center for Documentation and Research.
A carpets souq in Kuwait dating back to 1950.
A photo by the traveller Hermann Burchardt of tribesmen pausing for a coffee break in the desert between Hufuf and Qatar in 1904.
A guard peers through an opening in the gate of Qasr Al Hosn in 1960.
A caravan of camels and bedouin families in Asab in about 1960 where a mother is seen on top of a camel with her child in her lap partially hidden in a ‘bsht’ cloak.
Members of the Duru tribe.
A Sheikh from the Hamdan tribe dancing with khanajeer in 1952.