The making of palm vinegar at al-Hiswa (near Aden) and some other crafts related to palm trees

Abstract : Palm vinegar making is a traditional activity of the small village of al-Hiswa in the vicinity of Aden in Yemen. This article describes the full process as well as the other activities and crafts induced by the growing of doum palm trees from an ethnographic viewpoint. In addition a bilingual lexicon of the relevant vocabulary is provided.
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Martine Vanhove. The making of palm vinegar at al-Hiswa (near Aden) and some other crafts related to palm trees. New Arabian Studies, 1994, 2, pp.175-185. ⟨halshs-00009745⟩

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