National Geographic : 1925 Nov
SUN-PAINTED SCENES IN TIIE NEAR EAST A CHILD OF DAMASCUS A Moslem girl is not required to assume the yashmak (veil) until she is twelve or fourteen years of age. It is fast losing all significance in the Near East except as a national headdress, although the Nationalists have announced that the custom would be restored. Autochronies LumiAire hv Ger MELONS AND PUMPKINS FOR SALE vais Courtellenmont The genial old merchants are wearing the long aba, familiar throughout Persia, Syria and Asia Minor and called by the Christians of Kaisariye "the coat without a seam." The big whisks are used first for sprinkling the dirt floor with water, then for sweeping it.