Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Souks, Stripes and Slippers
The other day I noticed again how many stripes there were in Marrakech.
Stripes in shop awnings.
Stripes in people's djellabahs - though I didn't yet get any photos of those...yet...but I will.
Here in the souks, the afternoon sun slants through wooden slats....
and lands on red slippers.............
and more red slippers
and fezes (called tarbooshes really).
I want to buy one, but no one in my family would wear it.
The light is so strong and bright that most shops have fabric awnings to cut down its power and glare.
Here on rue riad Zitoun Djedid..............
Here on derb Dabachi.............
Light stripes and slippers in the same picture........
I have black slippers with bobbles right now. I've bought lots of others for friends. Shocking pink and orange, blue and green.
I don't like the pointed ones much - not for me anyway.
We once bought sparkly little slippers for my daughter in law's twin neices.
They were a major hit.
Sylvia from Holland was very restrained.
She only bought a little packet of mixed spices so a friend could make her a tagine.
She resisted all the other temptations around her.
As well as the slippers, I like the floor tiles. The simple, universal black and white checker board is best.