Date: 20th century
Accession number: IN5539
Measurements: whole: 254 x 203 mm
These traditionally dressed Arabs are looking at goods in Petticoat Lane market. They each wear a thobe (robe) and kufiya (headscarf) secured with an agal. There are many different groups of Arabs in London today. Egyptians, Moroccans and Iraqis are well represented. Many Egyptians manage businesses, the best known of whom are the Al-Fayed brothers, owners of Harrods. The majority of Iraqis came as refugees, due to the political regime in their homeland. Moroccans often take low paid jobs in the catering and hotel industries.