Clinton Bailey

In the hot and dry summer and autumn, the Bedouin use desert shrubs to build a thatched hut (shown here, compare with photos of flat bread and tents), in which they dwell while camping near springs and wells, necessary for watering their livestock. These huts resemble the structure that observant Jews build to celebrate Sukkoth, or the Feast of Tabernacles, the commemoration of the Israelites’ sojourn in Sinai.