Sunday, March 30, 2008
These first two photos are from Maison Tiskiwin, Bert Flint's House off rue riad zitoun laKadim.
He has an astounding collection of textiles and artifacts from all areas of the Sahara collected over many years and well documented.
Our friend R., who has lived in Nigeria, was lucky enough to have a long talk with him about the Touaregs and other tribes of the Sahara -people whose lives are changing fast.
The house - two courtyard houses really - is quite amazing and makes on want to move in immediately.
Here are the most luxuriant elephant ears I have ever seen.
Not quite sure how this 'chariot' (handcart) got in with the details of palaces and grand houses.
However, a very commonplace sight here.
This last picture has escaped from my ones of the Bahia Palace - that mecca for all who love painted doors and ceilings - and shabby chic.