National Geographic : 1922 Apr
S.. .. CLUB LIFE IN MESOPOTAMIA The outdoor coffee-house is the club of every town. Here the men exchange opinions on politics and trade. The head scarf, with its camel's-hair rope tohold it in place, is a conspicuous feature of Arab costume, and the native will wear American shoes long before he will adopt theBritisher's pith helmet. The protection from the scorching sun afforded by the scarf to the back of the neck makes it a safe headdress for the Europeanin tropical countries.