The Folklore of Arabian Beauty
This book is dealing with the folklore of the Arabian beautifying material, which is kohl.
Very interesting topics about kohl were outlined in details.
Kohl is the famous cosmetics of all civilizations.
Egyptians, Libyans, Tunisians, Moroccans, Africans, Arabs, Indians, and Europeans are used kohl in different old and modern fashion shapes and forms.
Kohl was used to satisfying many purposes like religion, economic, medical, protection, besides the beautifying purposes.
The book tells us the complete story of kohl.
It tells us about the first women who used kohl, the origin, the types, the chemical composition, why people used it, how used it, how to make it, the history of kohl in Pharaoh's land, and the safety consideration.
The end of this book includes a photo gallery contains 28 beautiful photos show kohl in Egyptian civilization, kohl in Arabic culture, modern kohl shapes, and rock forms.
The writer tries and able to complete the picture of kohl in our mind using all resources like books, journals, researches, and websites.
Now, we consider this book the first important book about the folklore and the secret of the Arabian beauty.
Maher Mohamed Abed El Aziz has Ph.D.
in analytical and inorganic chemistry from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 2003.
He is the assistant professor in Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, and University of Tripoli, Libya.
He is a reviewer for international journals in different countries.