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Bedouin culture in jordan

Bedu, the Arabic word from which the name Bedouin is derived, is a simple, straightforward tag. It means "inhabitant of the desert," and refers generally to the desert-dwelling nomads of Arabia, the Hisma- the sandy desert of Wadi Rum, where David Lean Epic – Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, the name of the tribe is Hweitat. The north Harra (Black Basalt Desert), Alsrhan Tribe, near to the border with Iraqis. We have got two Bedouin types in Jordan, three months, and five years, Nomadic for five years always near a greeny area and water spring, but both types share the same traditions, HOSPITALITY AND PROTECTION THE GUEST IS THE CODE AND THEME OF THE BEDOUIN LIFE. You may spend the guest duration in the house of the hair in Arabic (Beit Sha’er) which is three days and third, roughly 80 hours unless if you need urgent help of the owner of the Bedouin tent. How to tell the owner you need his help or protection? A lot of signs for that the first sign take the band which always the Bedouins wear it above the head address and put it around his nick, second sign is to tide the tussles of the head address, the third sign to keep holding the WASET: the wooden column in the middle of the house of the hair. During the guest duration they will serve you all meals basically at lunch time is MANSAF which is lamb cooked with goat yogurt served on big plate of rice add pine nuts pistachio nuts and parsley, add the sauce on the rice. Normally they eat it by hands.For several centuries, such images were not far from the truth. In the vast, arid expanses the deserts of Arabia, the many tribes of the Bedouin journeyed by camel from oasis to oasis, following a traditional way of life and maintaining a pastoral culture of exceptional grace, honor, and beauty. Most of the Bedouin tribes of Jordan are descended from peoples who migrated from the Arabian Peninsula between the 14th and 18th centuries, making the Bedouin themselves relatively recent arrivals in this ancient land. Today, many of the Bedouin of Jordan have traded their traditional existence for the pursuits and the conventions of the modern world, as startling changes over the last two decades have irrevocably altered the nature of life for the Bedouin and for the land they inhabit. Nonetheless, Bedouin culture still survives in Jordan, where there is a growing appreciation of its value and its fragility.Bedouins mark their graves with exceptional simplicity, placing one ordinary stone at the head of the grave and one at its foot. Moreover, it is traditional to leave the clothes of the deceased atop the grave, to be adopted by whatever needy travelers may pass by.A Bedouin tent is customarily divided into two sections by a women curtain known as a ma'nad. One section, reserved for the men and for the reception of most guests, is called the mag'ad, or 'sitting place.' The other, in which the women cook and receive female guests, is called the maharama, or 'place of the women.' Having been welcomed into a Bedouin tent, guests are honored, respected, and nourished, frequently with copious amounts of fresh, cardamom-spiced coffee.Visitors are also cause for some festivity, including music, poetry, and on special occasions even dance. The traditional instruments of Bedouin musicians are the shabbaba, a length of metal pipe fashioned into a sort of flute, the rababa, a versatile, one-string violin, and of course the voice. The primary singers among the Bedouin are the women, who sit in rows facing each other to engage in a sort of sung dialogue, composed of verses and exchanges that commemorate and comment upon special events and occasions.



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