9 December 2001 Ramadan Mubarak!
I am currently searching for reference photos of the native Arabian costume. I am not looking for photos of the Americanized style of Arab costume, as I would like to try to make my set-ups at model horse shows to be more historically accurate. I have compiled what I have found over the years into a few pages of info with real, model, and historical/artistic photos and pictures of the Native Arabian costumes as seen in the Middle East.
My current set-up, featuring my model Arabian stallion, Al-Dabaran, could be improved. First of all, I could have a mare rather than a stallion (as the Bedouins favored riding their mares rather than the stallions). I would also like to replace the costume with a less showy, more historically accurate native costume. To see the set-up I am currently showing, please click on Al-Dabaran's image below...
If you have any images to send or any references to point me in the right direction, please email me!
NOTE: The following pages are graphic intensive
Thanks to Stephanie Annee, Heather Malone-Bogle, Cristy Cumberworth, Arabhorsestore.com, and others for helping contribute photos and information.
Native Costumes- Photos of the costumes in detail, many collected over the years off the web
Native Halters- Numerous photos of halters and breastcollars in various styles
Arab Riders- Riders from the Jordan, Bahrain, and the deserts of elsewhere
For Model Horses- Several examples of the Middle Eastern costumes and halters for model horses
Arab Costumes in Art- Various artwork with the Arab horse in costume
More References- Links to several real and model sites