Photos from My Archive

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Old medical instrument from Socotra (in the 1970s) used for bloodletting
made from Socotran cow horn.

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Strombidae from Socotra’s 1970s

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Lambis sebae or Pterocera Sebae by Kiener, 1843 – Deham  Socotra  1977-78

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Cowry from Socotra’s 1970s

Himbebe or cowry from the northern shore of Socotra - 1970s

Himbebe or cowry from the northern shore of Socotra – 1970s

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Nuged the south of Socotra May 1979

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Digital art picture – based on a Photo from My Archive

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Sunset homework. Qalansia – Socotra, 1979

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Photos from My Archive

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Fatima Qamar Ya-wa-wa Sqt1A

Walking along the roads of Socotra that time about 40 years ago – in 1978-79.

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Hadibo, Socotra – 1978-79

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Salima and her boy – Socotra – 1978

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Fattum

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Photo from my archive

The women are saving the most deep inherited traditions of the people. In Socotra it is all the same – despite of the local men’s love and respect to basic Socotran folklore traditions.

It was a short period of 1970s-1980s when such texts could be recorded and such photos taken. They all are now the history archive of the island.

And it was a unexpected and sudden opportunity to hear the pure version of the Socotran folk tale of Two Brothers not from young or old men of Socotra but from
Fatima, a daughter of uncle Salim Sho`o and his only wife Maryam min d-il-Keshen.

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Soqotri speaking

Assaida tv (Yemen), Mukhtar al-Rahbi, Sada al-‘usbuu Programme, 2013

Here is not so much Soqotri but the traditional greetings in Soqotri are well pronounced and formulated..

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