Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Habab People from the lowlands of Eritrea. 1936.

1. Group of Habab authorities.

2. Habab men, women and children ready to dance in a ceremony punctuated by the sound of coborò, a characteristic drum (visible in the foreground).

3. Habab dance ceremony during the Ramadan

4. Habab ceremony during the Ramadan, accompained by the sound of coborò.

5. Habab hairstyle

6. Sahel landscape

7. Habab family in search of pasture and water for their herds.

8. Camel drinking from the wells

9. Habab cameleer. The Habab cameleers dominated caravan activities in Semhar and Sahel, to the west and north of Massawa.

10. Beni-Amer cameleers.

11. Habab men

12 Damba, a territory rich of "Dum" palms from which "corozo", a vegetal ivory used to manufacture the so-called "buttons fruit", is obtained.


Janas said...

Images scanned from "Le Vie d'Italia - Numero 3 - Marzo 1936.

bolingo69 said...

Made me remember a totally forgotten wonderrful source of pictorial material now locked up in the Library I used to work. 良友 Liangyou, a periodical in Shanghai from 1926 to 1941. Have to get a hold of that again, the matriarch communities in Qinghai comes to mind. It was full of wonderful pictures.
here is a cover...

Janas said...

Hi Bolingo, nice girl!

Yes, the images are beautiful, but the review that accompanies these images is stupid and racist, written from a fascist-colonial point of view, does not deserve to be published.

Le Vie d'Italia was established near the end of the 19th century in Milan as the monthly magazine of the Touring Club of Italy. Some 30 years later, in the 1920s, the magazine took on the additional role of Bulletin of the (then informal) National Organization for Tourism in Rome.