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Correct Use of Jambiäh
Coin-Decked Maternity

CORRECT USE OF JAMBIÄH

COIN-DECKED MATERNITY

The jambiâh is a much favoured weapon of the Lahej Arab. Behind its sheath he carries his store of treasures, including tweezers, leather-piercer, and an army razor — if he can get it — for use as a pocket knife On the head of this mother from Jericho is an adornment of coins arranged edgewise in a seeming halo of currency. It formed her dowry, a bright bait for a husband