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The Wadi Kelt

Contributed by Luke Powell on 31.01.2006:


Near Jericho, Palestine, 1980, 35 mm Nikon F2, Nikkor lens, ©Luke Powell, 1997You can see more of Luke Powells magnificent photos at this site: http://avalon.unomaha.edu/afghan/index.htmMany thanks to him for his permission to post his pictures on our site. Original Content Creator: Luke Powell

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Paradox, Perversity and Promise

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 31.01.2006:

A Journey into Palestinian Genealogy

By Leyla Zuaiter

First published in This Week in Palestine, January 2006.


If I initially demurred when approached by Toine Van Teeffelen to give a workshop on Family History and Genealogy to the women’s group of the Arab Educat(...)

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Braided Girl Singing and Dancing at Leilit il Henna in Artas

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


The bride may no longer be mounted on a camel or carry her wedding chest to her new home, but traces of the old ways continue, as in Leilit il Henna. The social customs and considerations involved in selecting a marriage partner, as well as the customs attendant at the wedding were vividly described by Hilma(...)

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Woman and Child with Jarousha

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


This woman is posing in the Artas Folklore Center Museum with the Jarousha, formerly used to grind grain. She was a child when Louisa Baldensperger, daughter of French missionaries, known in the village as Sitt Louisa, and Hilma Granqvist, a Finnish anthropologist lived in Artas.

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Mixing the Henna in Beit Sahur

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


The richly embroidered sleeves of the women radiate from the henna pot.If Leilit il Henna has stopped being observed in many towns and cities, the tradition is still kept up in Beit Sahour. However, even here the bride-to-be declined to actually have the patterns drawn on her hands. Original Content Creator(...)

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Two Girls in a Doorway

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


This village doorway makes a spectacular frame for these little girls. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Im Fakhri and her Grandchildren

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


There's plenty of love to go around in this village,and rapport between young and old. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Rooftops of Mazraá al Qibliyeh 2

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


These rooftops with hay make a pleasant picture in the bright sunshine. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Rooftops of Mazra’a al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 23.01.2006:


Walking down the steps through the narrow village streets toward the village square, one is treated to stunning views of rooftops and the landscape beyond them. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Ships of Yaffa

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 03.12.2005:


Ships rest in the old port of Yaffa on the background of a clear sky.

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