National Geographic : 1937 Jan
©American Colony, Jerusalem GOAT'S HAIR "ON THE HOOF" AND IN THE CLOTH Clippings from the flock of goats in the foreground may eventually be woven into the tent beside them (page 64).The large "house ofhair" inthebackground, to the right of the author's white tent, was that of the late Sheik Soud. Solomon sang, "I am black, but comely . . . asthe tents ofKedar." Kedar was aBible name for the Bedouin. The Poet King also likened the eyes of his beloved to the fish pools in Heshbon, the oasis which supplied this camp with water. Bedouin encamp ments of this size are rarer today than formerly.