"The Rashaida are a nomadic people, closely linked to the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia. They are Eritrea’s only ethnic Arabs. Rashaida are herdsmen, breeding primarily camels, goats and sheep. The women, often veiled, are known for their red and black-patterned dresses and silver jewelry. Their veils are often embroidered with silver and beads.
The Rashaida mix traditional Islamic and ancient folk beliefs. For instance, they believe in the Jinn, invisible people living underground. Women often carry bags with buttons, shells, bits of smooth glass and beads in order to tell fortunes.”