Photographs

X_058

Album X 1913-1914 - Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq

Date taken: March 1914
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Ha'il - Saudi Arabia
Modern location: Hail
Size: 13/20
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: [Turkiyyeh. "The other was a Circassian who was sent to Muhammad al Rashid by the Sultan as a gift. Her name is Turkiyyeh. Under her dark purple cloak - all the women are closely veiled here - she was dressed in brilliant red and purple cotton robes and she wore ropes of rough pearls round her neck. And she is worth her weight in gold, as I have come to know. She is a chatterbox of the first order and I passed an exceedingly amusing hour in her company."]

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