Happy Mother’s Day to all The Arab Mammas throughout history

Check out these 15 beautiful portraits of Arab mothers over the last century

By Staff Reporter

Lifestyle 21 March 2019

Have you wished your mother a happy Mother’s Day yet? Do it. Now.

Give her a call, send her a message or email, get her a bouquet of flowers with a hand written card – yell it across the house right now. Even better yet, send her a link to this article.

We guarantee she’ll love it.

As professional internet researchers, we have scoured all corners of the internet to find some of the earliest and most mesmerizing images of Arab mothers and children from the Arab world of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Looking through the collection of beautiful and touching images prove that motherhood goes beyond culture and race and is understood universally as one of (if not the) strongest of human bonds.

Check out the images we’ve collected below and let us know which is your favourite!

Mother & daughter, Egypt, 1890

Mother & daughter, Djibouti, 1976

Bedouin mother & her baby, 1917

March woman & child, Iraq, early 1900s

Bedouin Mother & child, Saudi Arabia, 1948

© Ilo Battigelli

Mother with child on her back, Morocco, 1954

Mother & her children, Algeria

Mother carrying her child, Palestine, 1930

Wiman with child on her back, Tunisia, 1870

Woman & child, Palestine, 1920

Photo: Khalil Raad

Mother breastfeeding her baby, Tunisia, 1900

Mother & daughter, Maghreb, 1930s

Photo: Jean Besancenot

Bedouin mothers with children, Palestine

Mother & child, Iraqi Kurdistan, 1973

Woman & child, Syria, 1890-1900

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