Father Abraham

Over the last few days I’ve been tramping Abrahams Path in southern Turkey. More of which in another post.
But back in the 1920s a British travel writer mentioned the shepherds and their tough cloaks of wool or goat hair.
He even speculated that it may have been the sort of cloak St Paul asked to be sent to him while he was doing another stretch of jail time.
The cloaks are so tough and impervious to rain and the cold that they can stand up when removed.
Nowadays they may cover them with sheeting but apart from that things don’t appear to have changed in 2000 years ..

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