Details of New York Times 1916 article
Four photos of masked Muscat women published in March 9 1916 in The New York Times mid-week pictorial. The texts below the pictures in the American magazine are:
- Behind the bars! Every women in Muscat is her own jailer- for modesty´s sake
- With rings on her fingers and bells on her wrists - an Arab girl of Muscat
- Masked, jeweled , and embroidered - women of Koweit in the Northern part of Arabia (???) (comment: She wears Antal anklets)
- With armlets and anklets of gold - a Seedeboy girl of the Persian Gulf. Comment: Seedeboy is anglo-indian slang for an African (e.g. used by Kipling) Note she is also wearing antal.anklets.
Note: Three of the pictures are taken from "A.R. Fernandes" postcards that were used in Muscat approx ten years earlier. The titles in the American magazine do not match the postcard titles... Suspect the fourth lady is also copied from a postcard we have not found yet.