The community is divided into two classes, the Shumaglieh or “elders” and tigr or “clients.”
In the tigr the country is not fertile, nor is it well populated.
The tigr goes with the land, and his master must protect him.
They were bringing back grain and salt, having taken out cotton to the different towns in the province of tigr.
In other parts of tigr, a black goat-skin, ornamented with cowries, is often substituted for this latter.