Eastern & African Tent Resources, Ideas, Etc.
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While some of these are appropriate for documentation, some are also modern photos of styles that have been around for centuries.
Likewise, a few are reproductions, but I'm all about getting ideas wherever you can.
Chronical of Alfonso X of Castile Christians and Arabs in battle, Moorish, 13th century
DBA Camps A woodcut with a Moorish round pavilion
Bavarian Army Museum: Pavilion of Grand Vizier Suleimann. Photo at the museum website. Text is in German.
Tour of the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt Same pavilion, more and better reference photos.
Middle Eastern Medieval Tent. This page has a link to the original article with more text & photo references.
Medival Pavilion Resources: Middle Eastern Tents Index of links to articles & photos
Library of Hungarian Studies A Turkish ceremonial tent
The Legacy of Ghengis Khan: The Mongols and Islam Tent Mosque. Iran, early 14th century
The Afshar Nomads of Iran Scroll down about 1/4 page. Bedouin tents of black goat-hair, with reed walls.
p4A.com, ltd Persian miniature painting
Griffon's Medieval Manuscripts Another Persian miniature, example of a day-shade
Christ Church Episcopal School 3/4 down the page. Zhang tent, China.
China Trip 1995 Bottom of the page. Another Chinese tent, similar to European marquis
Qinghai Yet another Chinese...this one seems similar to the nomadic bazaar-style tents.
University of Melbourne: Land and Food Resources Tibetan Nomad tent
Trip to China 2002 Two yurts from China.Scroll halfway down.
Trip to China 2002 (The photo link with the woman sitting in front seems to be broken)
Islamic Relief Worldwide. 2nd photo down, Pakistan. Looks to be a yurt. Photo doesn't really show much but look at the fabric pattern!
Bazaar Tents Two examples from a commercial tentmaker.
The Origins of Middle Eastern Cooking. Not about tents, but it came up in the search. Includes recipes.
Turkish Cultural Foundation. A collection of neat stuff.
Cross & Crescent: The Turkish Age in Hungary (1526-1699)
em-4 Miniatures Now nobody has an excuse not to have a period-style tent. Oh, you wanted something you could sleep in?
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