An Account Of The Manners And Customs Of The Modern Egyptians; Written In Egypt During The Years…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdward William Lane

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...and for all intimate friends, to send presents to his house, a day or two before the feast which they purpose or expect to attend: they generally send sugar, coffee, rice, wax candles, or a lamb: the former articles are usually placed upon a tray of copper or wood, and covered with a silk or embroidered kerchief. The guests are entertained on these occasions by musicians and male or female singers, by dancing irls, or by the performance of a khut'meh or a ziVrf-Cairo, with his book before me, and after sufficient experience and inquiries. The lantern here represented, which is constructed of wood, and painted green, red, white, and blue, is called t&orei'ay (the Arabic name of the Pleiades), and, together with the frame above, from which six lamps are suspended, and which is termed kha'tim Sooleyma'n (or Solomon's seal), composes what is called a hhem'l ckan'a'dee'L f These entertainments I do not here particularly describe, as it is my intention to devote the whole of a subsequent chapter to the subject of private festivities. The kkut'meh is the recitation of the Ckoor-a'n; and the zikr. the repetition of the name of God, or of the profession of his unity, &c.: I shall have occasion to speak of both more fully in another chapter, on the periodical public festivals. In the houses of the wealthy, the kha't'beh or kha't'behs together with the dd'yeh (or midwife) of the family, the bella'neh (or female attendant of the bath), and he nurse of the bride, are each presented, a day or tw-after the conclusion of the contract, with a piece of gold stuff, a Kashmee'r shawl, or a piece of striped silk, such as yel'eks and shintiya'ns are made of; ami, placing-these over the left shoulder, and attaching the edges together on the right side, go upon...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...and for all intimate friends, to send presents to his house, a day or two before the feast which they purpose o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775462

ISBN - 13:9780217775465

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