National Geographic : 1958 Feb
) KNational Geograpnlc society Gay headdresses brighten the costumes of these eastern tribesmen, who favor livelier colors than their neighbors to the west. The boys relax on a garish rug, a modern product of mainland bazaars. Arabs call the cross-wrapped headcloth a kaffiyeh. 214 Precious wood supports a water tank, the cus tomary Ma'dan drinking urn; its contents cool by evaporation. Marshmen, lacking sticks and lumber, adapt the giant reed to many of the functions of wood. These boys wear Western-style jackets.