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BEDOUIN FOLKLORE

Material: Olive tree root
Height: 52 cm, Length:85 cm, Width: 65 cm

First photo: A statue showing the Bedouin folklore symbols: The bedouin with a kaffiyah and akel (headdress and headband), tent, coffee set, camel and the inscription in Arabic along the path to the tent - the Bedouin's blessing to his guest.

Second photo: Focusing on the head of the Bedouin, wearing a kaffiyah and akel.

Third photo: Focusing on the tent. At the left side of the photo, the Rababa - traditional musical instrument having one string.
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Fourth photo: Focusing on the g'zavh, tray and the finjans (coffee pot, tray and coffee cups(

Fifth photo: Focusing on the camel - used for transportation. Camels symbolize the economic status of the Bedouin.

Sixth Photo: Focusing on the script in Arabic. Bedouin's blessing when a visitor comes to his tent: "Ahlan Usahlan, Hayek Allah" meaning "Welcome, God bless you".

The root as raw material after clearing mud and removing the shell.

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AWESOME. Thank you for showing.
 

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Very impressive work as always
 

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Hi Eli. I like this work !!!
 

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Eli, this is incredible. The expression on the face of the Bedouin man is stunningly lifelike.
 

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Unique
 

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Awesome. The crack in thye face seems to add to the character and expression.
 

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My friend drew my attention that there is a printing mistake in the Arabic caption. So, I burned the two missing dots and here is the new photo.
 

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Beautiful work. You are one of LJs master carvers/artists and your work is an inspiration to those like myself who want to improve or carving skills. Thanks for sharing this work.
 

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An incredibly amazing work of art! Very interesting design and theme. Great carving and pyrography skills. Superb work!
 

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Nice carving Eli!!! The wood is very alive!!
 
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