Even though this is often not the case, only one family should live in the traditional Yemeni home. The ground floor usually contains the kitchen, pantry, and sometimes a barn. The first floor has a room for receiving guests, and the second floor (if there is one) has rooms for the women and children, a wash room and toilet. The flat roof is used as a place to relax and to sleep in hot weather. The high ceilings, thick walls and rows of windows with divided shutters keep the rooms cool. The dream of every Yemeni man is to get married, build a home and have a plot of land with date palms. Any Yemeni dwelling, whether it is a simple Bedouin tent made of black wool or a multi storey tower, is divided into male and female halves. However, this is where both worlds meet — male and female.
Basket for keeping bread— mahmala. Palm fibre. Hadramawt.
Round tray — masrafa. Palm fibre. Hadramawt.
Cord with four drums on it — children’s toy. Leather, wood. Hadramawt.
Broom — miknas. Palm fibre. Hadramawt.
ЛClay horse. By craftsman al Bani. City of Tarim, Hadramawt.
Conical case for women’s jewellery. Plant fibre, leather. Hadramawt.
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