Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tent City (For A While) --- Day 4/271

Walk: Union Square
Distance: 1 mile

Ancient bedouin tents

Being a city girl, when Ciwt encounters Bedouin tribal textiles it is usually in a museum or art gallery or antiques store.  So, she really enjoyed seeing utilitarian crafts as they were actually used in Theeb, yesterday's movie based on the male Bedouin honor code*.

The nomadic life in the desert made it necessary for ancient Bedouins to evolve homes that were simple, transportable and effective against the extremely harsh weather conditions.  Their solution, the bedouin tent, though ancient, is ingenious enough to still be utilized today.  More on it and other Bedouin crafts, culture and arts soon....

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