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Ramallah - رام الله : RAMALLAH - Late 19th, early 20th c. - Crushing olives
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Ramallah - رام الله : RAMALLAH - Late 19th, early 20th c. - Crushing olives

Posted by Rami Atwan Uploaded on February 24, 2011
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Posted by Webmaster on February 24, 2011 #130859

Truly Amazing picture, many thanks for sharing.

Note the simplicity, note the peaceful life; they did not ask much but to live on their lands with dignity; with pride; I call that peace.

As you look closely, note the head-dress or Tar7a, note how the coins are hanging on the Tarha; even on the little girls on the right have some of them. I have seen so many women in al-Bira/Ramallah doing such a thing. I remember my neighbor telling me she had given some of those gold coins to the Algerian freedom in the mid 1950s who came to collect donations for their liberation movement. I have heard that from several people.

Note the stone which is meant to grind (rass) the olives; I still remember my grandmother doing the same thing for olives and grain.

This picture is priceless; many thanks again for sharing

Salah Mansour (Abu al-Sous)