Trip to the land of Pearl divers

Escales chez les pêcheurs de perles - Fred BlanchodTrip to the land of Pearl divers - Arabia - Zanzibar- Maldives - Ceylon. Dr. Fred Blanchod, PAYOT Pub., Lausanne, 1946

This rare book reports on oyster's fishing for pearls, an activity now almost gone. The following pictures were taken in Barhein.
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blanchod2-smallTop: Ready to dive with the nose clips in place! Bottom: Opening oysters left to rot in a boat

blanchod1-smallPearl divers ready to dive - Time to try one's luck at opening oysters.

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