Accompanied by his three wives, a Rashaida man arrives on camel for the wedding of a friend. Islamic tradition permits a man to marry as many as four women, depending on his ability to support them. A woman may divorce her husband after seven years, but her family must return the dowry.


  • Title: Rashaida Man with His Three Wives
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: Eritrea
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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