National Geographic : 1926 Sep
©N.G.S. Autochromes Lumire by Gervais Courtellemont A NATIONAL INSTITUTION-THE TARBOOSH Nearly everyone in Egypt except thefellah (peasant) wears the tarboosh. It is light in weight, usually dark red in color, and of two parts, an outer covering of felt over a crown of finely woven straw. The straw lining and the color of the felt make it resistant to heat. The tassel is both an ornament and a handy weapon for chasing flies. THE POOR MAN'S MEAT SHOP The Egyptian's methodofcooking lamb and mutton resembles the Persian's. The meat is first cutinto small chunks, boiled forafew minutes, then spitted on askewer, lean and fatpieces alternating. When cooked over hot coalsfor twenty minutes this will tempt themost jaded native appetite.