Hairdressers. CAIRO. .3. Route. 235
a collection of 25, of small size, is sold for 25 fr.). Stromeyer it Heymann,
in the Kantaret ed Dikke (PI. B, 5), with a charming garden and well-
equipped studio. Laroche & Co., in the Ezbekiyeh Garden. Among the
numerous photographs of Egyptian landscapes and temples the best are
those by "Sebah of Constantinople, which may be purchased at his depot,
adjoining the French consulate in the Ezbekiyeh, or at Kauffmann's. Hr.
E. Brugsch, the keeper of the Biilak Museum (p. 295), has caused a num¬
ber of the objects in the museum to be photographed. This collection,
which costs 25 fr. (small size 15 fr.), may be purchased at the museum,
or at Kauffmann's, but is not sold by the photographers.
European Wares. All the ordinary wants of the traveller may now
be supplied at Cairo. Clothing and many other articles, chiefly for the use
of travellers, are sold by Paschal & Co., P. Cicolani, Mayer & Co., Stein,
Camoin, the Magasin au Soleil, and the Cordonnerie Franqaise, all in the
Ezbekiyeh, and at the Bazar Universel, opposite the post-office (p. 232).
Ladies' requirements are sold by Cicile, Camille, and others in the Ezbe¬
kiyeh. Good watchmakers and goldsmiths are Bongerber, beyond the ron¬
deau of the Muski, and Buchsbaum, in the Muski. Optical instruments
and rifles may also be obtained at the last-named, ammunition at Casse-
grain's und Bajocchi's, both in the Ezbekiyeh.
Goods Agents. Those who make purchases in Egypt to any consider¬
able extent are recommended to send them home through the medium of
a goods-agent, in order to avoid custom-house examinations, porterage, and
various other items of expense and annoyance. The post-office forwards
parcels not exceeding"71bs. in weight. For larger packages the following
agents may be employed: Cesare Luzzatto, in the same street as the Hotel
du Nil; Dombre <fr Levi, in the Muski; Dagregorio, in the Ezbekiyeh. The
charges are comparatively
Hairdressers abound in
and around the Ezbekiyeh.
Their charges are usually
exorbitant, IV2-2V2 fr. being
charged for hair-cutting, and
1 fr. for shaving. Most of the
Arabian Barbers have their
shops open to the street.
Their principal occupation
consists in shaving the heads
of their customers in Oriental
fashion, an art in which they
are very expert. When the
operation is over, they hold
a looking-glass before the
customer, saying — 'na'iman',
(may it be pleasant to you),
to which the usual reply is
— '■Alldh yin'im 'alek' (God
make it pleasant to thee).
Wine, Preserves, etc., are
sold by Niccolo Zigada, Mon-
ferrato, and Dracatos, all
near Shepheard's Hotel; by
N. A. Ablitt, in the Muski;
and by Class & Co. (Fleur-
entBodega) AnAWalker & Co.,
in the Ezbekiyeh.
Tobacco (comp. p. 27).
Syrian tobacco (Korani and
Gebeli) is sold at' a shop in the Gami' el-Benat street (p. 272), near the
Muski, but had better be purchased in small quantities only. Turkish
tobacco (Stambuli) and cigarettes are sold by Nestor Gianaclis, in the Muski,
by Voltera Freres, in the same building as the post-office, and by Corlessi,