Monday, May 11, 2015

Women of the Negev

.

Two young Bedouin women crossing the highway, heading in the direction of Tel Sheva.

Tel Sheva, or in Arabic Tel as-Sabi, is a Bedouin town twice the size of Meitar, my town.
.
(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)
.

14 comments:

Amy Franks said...

love it! always good to see whats happening around the world :-)

William Kendall said...

The traffic signals aren't that different from ours, though the road markings are.

Gerard Michaud said...

Love to see what is going on in other parts of the world.
Alice

Hels said...

Go sisters!
I like independent women.

Petrea Burchard said...

A regular southern California sight, too.

crystal said...

Those black garments covering the whole body seem like they'd be so hot, but maybe not?

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Nice picture!
With the UE rules, we are changing our white road markings in yellow.

VP said...

They are quite differently dressed from the one I remember...

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your interesting observations.

VP, this long black garment is pretty standard now for many young and slim Bedouin women. It fits in with the increasing Islamization in southern Israel in recent years.

Crystal, I know I feel the heat more when I wear even a black T shirt in the sun. But enlarge the photo and you can notice the one girl's skirt is thin enough to see her legs through it.
Some of the older Arab men wear a white head to toe garment.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

These two young women go through on a green light.
Nice is your picture.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Pasadena Adjacent said...

increasing Islamization scares the heck out of me -- there, I said it

visualnorway said...

It is nice to see people wearing traditional clothing in a modern setting, but the driver to the right must have looked more at the ladies that at the signals.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice picture, Dina, that car stopped at the last moment ...

Kay said...

The first thing I always think is isn't it hot to be so covered up?