New Funk Center Exhibition Presents Artistic Ingenuity of the Bedouin

Jan 23, 2017
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Far more complex than the Hollywood portrayal of the camel-riding wanderer clad in flowing white robes and searching for water, Saudi Arabian Bedouins are diverse, skilled craftspeople, dedicated to family, hospitality and honor. The way in which these iconic nomads learned to adapt to an environment as inhospitable as the desert is a marvel of anthropological and artistic ingenuity.

MELBOURNE, FLA. - Far more complex than the Hollywood portrayal of the camel-riding wanderer clad in flowing white robes and searching for water, Saudi Arabian Bedouins are diverse, skilled craftspeople, dedicated to family, hospitality and honor. The way in which these iconic nomads learned to adapt to an environment as inhospitable as the desert is a marvel of anthropological and artistic ingenuity.

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