From MEKKA + BILDER-ATLAS ZU MEKKA, Snouck C. Hurgronje, 1888. One of the earliest photographic accounts of Mecca the by Dutch scholar of Oriental cultures and languages, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje. He was allowed to commence a pilgrimage in 1885 to Mecca and became one of the first Western scholars to do so and eventually embraced the culture, religion and daily life with such a passion that he converted to Islam, adapting the name Abdul Ghaffar
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Robes belonging to T.E Lawrence: These are the actual robes worn by Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 - 1935) during the first world war. He was also know as Lawrence of Arabia. Headdress: Saudi Arabia from 1916, silk with gold thread and a silk core. Robe: Saudi Arabia from 1916, Silk with gold and silver thread Shirt: (Thob) Saudi Arabia from 1916, white silk embroided. Gold dagger: (khanjar) and belt Saudi Arabia from 1916, Steel and gold filigree
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Traditional dress from Asir, Saudi Arabia. Black cotton dress with yellow, green, red, orange, blue and purple hand stitching. Geometric and stripe designs. Hem stitched with red and yellow square design. Blue, red, and white fabric facing at back of neck. Blank white tag sewn inside at neck.