Beaded veils of Egypt


In Egypt, occasionally beaded veils can be found. The Cairo area and the Nile valley have a tradition of light, mesh-like veils (see for instance below left). This tradition can also be seen in the rare beaded veils. The image below left is a veil from Alexandria. Although this is an old veil and I know the piece only from this image, I am assuming it is decorated with amber-like beads. Below the image (from an unknown photographer) of a woman from the Rashaida bedouin with a tightly woven beaded veil.