Coffee Skin

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by marisa sarto

“A guest is always welcomed,” was announced as I took my first steps onto the Bedouin settlement in Israel. Making coffee is tradition in Bedouin hospitality. This decorated wooden mortar (Mihbash) allows one to grinds coffee beans, that creates a rhythm (music) to invite everyone for ‘coffee time’. I'm seated, when a Bedoun man enters dressed in a long sleeved robe. He preps for the coffee ceremony by slowly pulling up his sleeves revealing his vitiligo covered hands to the crowd. Fascinated by his hands, I quickly forgot as I listened to the story of their culture and smelled the coffee.

Location: Hagilad, Arad, Israel


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