Egypt Picture - The Ritual of Shai

The Ritual of Shai

The Ritual of Shai


Yann Arthus-Bertrand


The Ritual of Shai


The ritual of shai, an Arabic word meaning tea, accompanied by the smoking of the sisha, the water pipe of Ottoman origin, is a popular custom among the people of Upper Egypt, and among those who live in the deserts to the east and west of the Nile.

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