"Festival of the Aissawah (Commemoration of the Birth of Mahomet) at Tangiers"
This is an original 1874 black and white double-page wood engraving of a sketch by Jean-Francois Portaels (1818-1895) that portrays the festival and ceremonial rituals of the Aissawa religious brotherhood during Mawlid that celebrates the "Birth of the Prophet" Muhammad and occurs on the twelfth day of Rabi' al-awwal, in Tangier, Morocco, Africa during the Victorian era.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.
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This piece was illustrated by Portaels, Jean-Francois. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Reproductive art by G. Durand.
Keywords specific to this image: Religious, Dance, Arabic