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Be a responsible traveller. Show tribal people respect and meet them on their premises. Visiting people with a different lifestyle and culture could sometimes be a very rewarding adventure, but be aware of that many tribal communities are extremely vulnerable to outside influences. All tribal people need to be protected from tourists in order to preserve their unique lifestyle and cultures. Travellers should understand that some tribes would like to live undisturbed, and that visit would be an intrusion.

Staying with Bedouins in "house of hair" - Jordan

They live in a large textile home, protected from the heat, cold and wind by handwoven walls and ceilings. The tents are divided in two parts: one for men and one for women. Jordan's Bedouins live in the vast wasteland. All throughout the south and east of the country, they live in characteristic black goat-hair tents. These are known as beit al-sha'ar, or "house of hair." I had the great pleasure to stay with Bedouins in these tents many places.....
Photo. A Bedouin tent with the caracteristic black roof.

The Bedouins are one of the best known groups from Jordan's population. It`s generally known that the majority of Jordan's population is of Bedouin origin. As they are known in Arabic, the Bedu, or "desert dwellers," they have adapted to live in a harsh souroundings and extreme. 

Bedouins are often stereotyped as constantly wandering the desert in search of water and food for their flocks. This is only partly true. Only a small portion of Bedouin can still be regarded as true nomads, while many have settled down to cultivate crops rather than drive their animals across the desert.

Photo. Another Bedouin tent.

The only place where I found shadow and could cool down little bit.

Most Bedouin have combined the two lifestyles to some degree. Those Bedouins who still practice pastoralism will camp in one spot for a few months at a time, grazing their herds of goats, sheep or camels until the fodder found in the area is exhausted. It is then time to move on.

Often the only concession they make to the modern world is the acquisition of a pick-up truck (to move their animals long distances), plastic water containers and perhaps a kerosene stove.

More information will follow based on my journey in Jordan in July 2005.

Stein Morten Lund, 5 September 2005

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