Bosnian traditional clothing, 1926 Sarajevo. http://wiki.royalfamily.ba/wiki/Bosnia

Bosnian traditional clothing, 1926 Sarajevo. http://wiki.royalfamily.ba/wiki/Bosnia

Girl in traditional dress in Sarajevo,Bosnia in 1890s

Girl in traditional dress in Sarajevo,Bosnia in 1890s

Syria during Ottoman Empire, early 20th century.

Syria during Ottoman Empire, early 20th century.

Prince Osman Fuad and Cemal Paşa at the Salahiyeh School. Jerusalem 1917

Prince Osman Fuad and Cemal Paşa at the Salahiyeh School. Jerusalem 1917

Celebration at the Syriac Orthodox Monastery in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. Late-Ottoman era, early 20th c.  The Syriac Christians ,known locally as Syriaan.Their liturgy is Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic. The seat of the Patriarch was at the Safron Monastery , known as Qasr al Za'faran,located few miles east of the ancient city of Mardin  (in south-east Turkey).

Celebration at the Syriac Orthodox Monastery in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. Late-Ottoman era, early 20th c. The Syriac Christians ,known locally as Syriaan.Their liturgy is Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic. The seat of the Patriarch was at the Safron Monastery , known as Qasr al Za'faran,located few miles east of the ancient city of Mardin (in south-east Turkey).

Egyptian sentries,late-Ottoman era, ca 1880.  Photographer: Pascal Sebah .

Egyptian sentries,late-Ottoman era, ca 1880. Photographer: Pascal Sebah .

Selling bread in street. Beirut, Lebanon. late-Ottoman era, 1900-1920

Selling bread in street. Beirut, Lebanon. late-Ottoman era, 1900-1920

A Palestinian couple from Bethlehem.  Early 20th century.

A Palestinian couple from Bethlehem. Early 20th century.

Man in traditional costume sitting on a horse, © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. Banja Luka

Man in traditional costume sitting on a horse, © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. Banja Luka

Studio portrait of a man in urban clothes, © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. 1879-1918 Full-length shot of a man wearing a typical Muslim town costume: close-fitting trousers with a low, baggy crotch (čakšire), a short vest (jelek) with a jacket (džamadan) underneath, a flat cap and gaiters. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand. There are weapons attached to his belt. He is also wearing a medal.

Studio portrait of a man in urban clothes, © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. 1879-1918 Full-length shot of a man wearing a typical Muslim town costume: close-fitting trousers with a low, baggy crotch (čakšire), a short vest (jelek) with a jacket (džamadan) underneath, a flat cap and gaiters. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand. There are weapons attached to his belt. He is also wearing a medal.

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