Living in the desert for even a short while can pose some challenges because of the dry and hot conditions. Bedouin tents are a safe and durable place to live and sleep in the desert.Bedouin tents derive from the Bedouin culture, which is made of mainly Arab nomadic pastoralist groups and some non-Arab groups in the Middle East.
Bedouin tents are long low tents typically made of goat and camel hair. Each side can be rolled up and down. The women weave these durable living spaces. The tent is supported by tall poles in the center. The front, sides and back are held up with lower poles. The more poles, the higher the wealth of the dweller. Some bedouin tents for sale allow you to adjust the height of the tent to suite your needs.
In its traditional use, the bedouin tent is sectioned off into two parts separated by a woven curtain. One side is a sitting area for men, called mag’ad and the other side is where the women cook and have company, the maharama.
The design of the bedouin tents makes it easy to travel with because they can be disassembled and packed up within an hour. They are also easy to repair if needed.
Because of the wool and hair construction of the bedouin tents, the material makes them waterproof and durable. They also keep the occupants cool in the hot weather and warm in colder weather. The sides can be rolled up to let a breeze move through while still providing needed shade to the dwellers. The floor is typically covered with rugs.
Some modern companies today make bedouin tents for the general population to use. Some are available in a canvas material for use during camping trips in North American weather and climates. The canvas can withstand the effects of the sun, wind, rain and salt. One company also offers heat vents to release hot air or smoke if you choose to cook inside during bad weather.
Someone may also choose to make their own custom bedouin tent to use for camping trips using a canvas material and poles. Curtains can be used to separate the living and sleeping spaces.
Published by Candice W.