A handful of nice Fish Tattoos pictures I discovered:

Image from web page 194 of “The New England magazine” (1887)
Fish Tattoos

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Identifier: newenglandmagaziv37bost
Title: The New England magazine
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Publisher: Boston : [New England Magazine Co.]

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buffalo to water from his donkey when meeting a Moslem inthe street yet as a survival of the old regu-lation he wears a turban about the fez, andhis wife, concealed in her dark blue gownwhich is interwoven with silver, hides herface behind the horsehair, vizor-like veil.No a lot more superstitious creature exists thanthe Bagdad Jew. Thirty-5 years ago hewas excommunicated for sending his chil-dren to college, and when under the ban noone may feed him or give him operate. Hiswife may not appear into a mirror, nor sweep the floor, nor bring a saucepan into thehouse after dark. When her youngster dies sheforgets the Hebrew law and requires into thehousehold a pig to guard the other childrenfrom the evil eye if the pig must die itsskin is used for their clothes. The Arabs of Bagdad are mostly Bed-ouins who have deserted their wanderinglife for the peace of the city. The menwear the Turkish fez or the head-dress ofthe desert, the lengthy aba and the red, pointedshoes the females tattoo their faces and

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The tomb of Sheik Omar, 1 of the crucial shrines of Bagdad 184 NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE sometimes their entire bodies with an in-tricate pattern of vines and flowers, dye theirnails with henna, and decorate their earsand noses with rings. It is now seldom thatthe young Arab noble, mounting his pure-blooded horse, joins his companions inraces and sports outdoors the city. Nolonger is his really like for adventure so greatthat he loads his camels with merchandiseand crosses the desert, or embarks at theport of Busreh on a sailing-ship to the un-recognized parts of the globe. The story-teller,it is accurate, sits in the cafe as of old, but hisstories attract only these who are fond oftheir lewdness. The same massive white don-key from the far distant city of Hassa, withthe finish of its tail and its forehead dyed withhenna, like the beards of the Persians, stillbrings the water from the river. The fish-erman wanders along the Tigris and, although calling upon Allah to aid him, casts his netinto the water but h

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