The History Of The Bedouin Tent in 2023 And Why Our Tents Reflect Their Design

Bedouin Tents as a Symbol of Hospitality

“Bedouin tents, black tents, or houses of hair have been a symbol of hospitality in the harsh terrain of the Arabic deserts for centuries.

These tents are an integral part of the nomadic Bedouin culture in the deserts of the Middle East. They are designed to be portable and provide shelter from the harsh desert environment. Bedouin tents are typically made from woven goat or camel hair fabric, which is both durable and breathable. They often have a distinctive conical shape and are supported by a central pole. The design of these tents allows for easy assembly, disassembly, and transportation, making them well-suited for the nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin people.

The Bedouin people believed that every traveller should be given shelter and protection from the relentless elements for at least three days.


The Harsh Nature of the Desert

A desert is a harsh place with vegetation covering less than ten percent of the land. Desert dwellers are lucky to receive more than twenty-five centimetres of rain per year. In order to survive, the Bedouins led a nomadic lifestyle. Their survival depended on being able to move quickly and efficiently given the unpredictable nature of their environment. This required their tents to be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled, and not cumbersome or heavy to transport.

Freeform™ Tents Inspired by Bedouin Design

This is why our Freeform™ Tents are specially modelled on the Bedouin design. Not only are they quick and easy to install and disassemble, but they also reflect the unique eye-catching and parabolic form of the Bedouin tents, and their flexible design allows for versatility and creativity when it comes to set up and installation. Using poles of varying lengths, our tents and marquees can be installed anywhere and on any kind of terrain – you are literally only limited by your imagination. And, like the original  Bedouin tents, our tents are made from an exceptionally resilient material that will protect you from all the elements.

Make a Memorable Impression with Schupepe Tents

Make a memorable impression with your next event with stylish tents and marquees from Schupepe Tents. We have a tent solution for every occasion – from romantically themed weddings (our specialty) to corporate events that are all about business, and private parties and festivals that are all about fun!”