Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bedouin Woman in Tent

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This photo of a Bedouin woman sitting in a traditional tent baking pitot (pitah bread) on a taboun could have easily been taken one hundred years ago. Only the roll of toilet paper she left on the table gives a clue that it is not in fact an old photo.
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In fact, it was taken this past December at the Joe Alon Center for Bedouin Culture in the Negev Desert in the south of Israel.
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32 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

The more I see the more I want to see. Maybe someday I will be able to travel and see other parts of the world. Thanks so much for "sharing".

maryt/theteach said...

You know Robin, I think I might have overlook that roll of toilet paper... Ha! You have an excellent photo and a wonderful sepia tone! :)

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, Robin! Really cool pic for this WW!!

Daryl said...

Good one .. I didnt notice the toilet paper, I mean I noticed but didnt realize what it was!

ilanadavita said...

I didn't realize you had been in Israel that long! :-) Great shot Robin.

Ms. Foodie said...

Great shot!I didn't notice the toilet toilet paper, until I've read it, lol.

ewok1993 said...

what a fine shot.

napaboaniya said...

I'm sure that toilet roll will come in handy for this lady if her scarf ever get blown away by the wind!! :P
*just.kidding*

kden said...

What a great shot, looks very authentic. Maybe next time she poses she can move her tp.

Ralph said...

Sepia can only enhance the past, that isn't the past for many. This picture looks as if it could have been take hundreds of years ago (had the camera been invented, that is)

Carletta said...

She makes a great subject for Sepia!
I saw the TP but thought it was a roll of regular paper. Only in color would it have been evident.
Well done Robin!

My Sepia post is at Carletta’s Captures.

Mojo said...

Yep. I doubt that the Bedouin lifestyle has changed very much in the last hundred years actually. Fantastic shot!

Leora said...

Great photo! She has a bit of a sad look in her eyes. Of course, I could be reading into it.

It reminds of photos of Israel from the 1950s or earlier.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Beautiful shot, Robin. :D

Annie said...

I love pictures like this and the mystery they contain. Thanks for sharing.

ViennaDaily said...

Funny how the toilet paper and turban both have an excess part on them hihi, great shot, its nice the woman looked your way!

Dirk said...

Great picture and works very good in sepia

This Eclectic Life said...

Toilet paper on the bread making table? Ummm, thanks. I'm not hungry. You crack me up. And, I'm so jealous of your photographs. You are so good.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I love how visiting blogs allows me to travel the world in sight if not in person:)

Cool photo!

Jientje said...

I was looking at the detail in the fabric of her dress and the veins on her hands, but I never noticed the toilet paper!
That's a very good picture Robin!

kaye said...

timeless--except for the tp
great photo

Janet said...

That's not something you see every day!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I would have never noticed the toilet paper as I was captured by her eyes! Lovely shot!!

Dianne said...

incredible capture Robin! I kept coming back to look at more

Pamela Kramer said...

WOW - great shot but I was really drawn to that clean kitchen in your header. rofl!!! Happy WW.

PJ said...

You fooled me, Robin. I actually made my own "pitas" once and they all puffed up and seperated just like you would imagine. It was almost magical to see it happen. I like this peek into another world.

Paula and Skip said...

What a CLEAN island you live in....... and the picture of the lady in Negev is just simply so real.

bernthis said...

I'm surprised she's not holding a cup of Starbucks.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm surprised she let you take her photo. ;-) Nice shot, Robin!

ROSIDAH said...

Great sepia scene! I wouldn't have noticed the toilet paper, if you didn't mention it :).

Stan said...

Really great picture. It does look old and could be, except for the TP. Photoshop, anyone?

Joe Narvaez said...

This is a shot I would have loved to take myself. Good work.