National Geographic : 1926 Sep
©N.G.S. Autochromes Lumiere by Gervais Courtellemont DISPENSERS OF COPPERWARE IN EGYPT'S CAPITAL A PIPE AND ACHAT ON THE STREETS OF CAIRO The Egyptians use copper extensively, often in place of iron and steel. Arabic designs and figures adorn many of their utensils. Even keys and locks usually bear some sort of decoration. The fancy copper piece in the center is a flagstaff design. These gentlemen of leisure areenjoying theluxury ofwater pipes, the one on the left smokinganargile, theother agozeh. They areinnative dress, indicating that theyare probably artisans, rather than professional men, as the latter usuallywear European clothes nowadays.