National Geographic : 1904 Apr
Photos by Fairchild I. A group of Mohammedans on a pilgrimage to Berbela. 2. Returning to the steamer at Jask. 3. As there are no trees and hence no wood on the shores of the Persian Gulf, the boats are made of the mid ribs of the leaves of the date palm. Such a boat is really a raft, it being impossible to keep out the water.