Negro Trumpet. Ivory. From the regions of the White Nile
The large ivory trumpet is used by the Niam-Niams, and other negro tribes, for transmitting signals in times of war.
Negro harp of the NiamNiams a tribe in the vicinity of the Bahr-el-Abiad.
The body is of hollowed wood covered with skin, and the wooden neck terminates in a carved head with two horns.
Small kettle drum
The name tabl shamee, signifying 'Syrian drum', indicates that this kind of drum was probably introduced into Egypt from Western Asia. It is usually made from tinned copper, with a parchment face.
The Egyptians use the Tabl shamee especially in bridal processions, and on similar festive occasions. The performer carries it suspended from his neck and beats it with two slender sticks.
Two-humped Camel ( Camelus bactrianus )
The Two-humped Camel is bred in all the steppe countries of Central Asia, and is mainly used for the transportation of goods between China and the south of Siberia or Touran. In Bukhara and Turkenia it is gradually being replaced by the Dromedary, which takes its full place where the steppe takes on the characteristics of a desert.
Giraffe, taking something from the bottom
All movements of the Giraffe are strange. She presents herself at her best when she goes quietly; she then has a dignified and graceful appearance. Her gait is a slow, measured pace; both legs of one side are moved at the same time. If she wants to move faster, because of the apparent mismatch between the shoulder height and the height in the crotch (and between the height and the length of the torso) she falls into a remarkable stiff, weak and plump gallop, which however, because of the great width of each jump taken separately, it causes the animal to travel a great way in a short time.
The Camel derives its food exclusively from the plant kingdom and is not at all picky. It is safe to say that the sobriety of this animal is its greatest virtue: it is satisfied with the worst food. It can live for weeks on the thirst and driest plants of the desert. In some cases it seems an old dish or mat, woven from the long palm fronds of the date palm, into a tasty dish.