Let’s go back in time to the Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights! What visions come into your head? Sultans in their turbans with ballooning pants and a scimitar tucked into their waist? Maidens with diaphanous veils dancing in a harem? Deserts, camels, and palm trees? Tents draped with Persian rugs or towns with Moorish arches, domes, and minarets? Or perhaps even Disney’s Aladdin, with his magic lamp and monkey wearing a red fez? Perfumes and vanity items capture all of that and more … so come explore with us!
Editor’s note: In the early 1900’s, the geographical area that we would now refer to as the “Middle East” was considered part of the “Orient”.