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Syr Darya Oblast. City of Khodzhent. Butcher
This photograph is from the ethnographical part of Turkestan Album, a comprehensive visual survey of Central Asia undertaken after imperial Russia assumed control of the region in the 1860s. Commissioned by General Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman (1818–82), the first governor-general of Russian Turkestan, the album is in four parts spanning six volumes: “Archaeological Part” (two volumes); “Ethnographic Part” (two volumes); “Trades Part” (one volume); and “Historical Part” (one volume). The principal compiler was Russian Orientalist Aleksandr L. Kun, who was assisted by Nikolai V. Bogaevskii. The album contains some ...
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Elderly Sart Man (Babaika, Samarkand)
This evocative winter view shows an elderly Babaika (Sart man) with a silver beard and white turban, framed by trees lined with fresh snow. The man is holding a brace of birds for a meal. The bright sunlight creates a shadow pattern throughout the photograph. In the left background is a shed wall made of mud applied to wattle latticework. (A roll of wattle is in the center.) The term “Sart” has various meanings and was used at the time to refer to town dwellers, as well as to people ...
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Hunting near Al-Ain
This 1965 photograph, taken near Al-Ain, a desert oasis located approximately 160 kilometers east of the city of Abu Dhabi in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, shows two huntsmen with a dead gazelle and their falcon. Arab peoples traditionally have hunted the gazelle, and the name Abu Dhabi literally means “father of the gazelle” in Arabic. Falconry is both a sport and a means of hunting for food that developed over centuries in the Arab world and elsewhere. Known as the “sport of shaykhs,” falconry was inscribed on the UNESCO ...