Bethlemiteine, c.1880-1890

Item

Title
Bethlemiteine, c.1880-1890
Description
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress. The image is a full-length portrait of a woman from Bethlehem, taken by the Italian photographer Tancrède Dumas. 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.
Identifier
pb_lc_bwo_7240670
Subject
Bethlehem
Palestine
Palestinian Diaspora
Bethlehem Women collection
Shatweh
Bethlehem headdress
References
https://www.loc.gov/item/2004669815/
License
CC BY 4.0
Creator
Tancrède Dumas
Type
Digital reproduction of photographic print.
Source
Library of Congress
Spatial Coverage
31.7053996/ 35.1936877
Rights Holder
Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.
Date (approximate)
c.1880-1890