Riad el Amine Fes
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... on the shaving-covered floor of his shop and carves whatever he had been commissioned to carve. We went into the small little square space and sat, listening to Sadiki translate for us and breathing in the scent of oak and apricot wood. He demonstrated the number of things he could make, from musical instruments to mallets to full size plows to an instrument designed to wean cattle. If it can be envisioned and can be made in wood, he will make it. My grandfather had a shop in his town ...
We have travelled today from Marrakech to Fes. This was quite a long way, about 450 km I think & it took all day. Before we left Marrakech we had to stop for some people to ride a camel. We didn't bother as we already had done that in Central Australia & it would have been much cheaper & longer. Finally we got on the way to Fes. We drove all morning past Casablanca & Rabat where we had lunch - at Pizza Hut, would you believe! We then ...
... to work only work a half day.
After the tour we walked around looking for a book Christine wanted though maps do not seem to be a strong suit for Fez. We took a break in a small park and Caleb found yet another fellow to play ball with as Christine and I listened to the midday prayer from the largest mosque in Fez over their loudspeaker.
Later that evening we went to a public square I had found and there was a group of ten kids playing ...
... are crushed and the fibres washed and hammered, then the leaves are soaked in water to separate the fibres and filaments and then these are spun and woven to make 'silk threads' which are then dyed in different colours.
The textile produced has a high elasticity and this makes sabra silk almost wrinkle-free. The silk can be washed at 30 degrees or dry-cleaned, and it is safe to iron the fabric on a low steam.]
The carpet weavers were again fascinating. The girls work ...
... tanneries, which are a remarkable sight, and smell. They give you sprigs of mint to hold under your nose to ward off the worst of it (pigeon leavings are a key component of the hide treatment process). Elias bailed, but the rest of us stood and watched the process of stripping, curing, and drying the hides from cows, goats, and sheep.
In subsequent days we relaxed, wandered the market, and got lost once or twice in the maze, then made tracks for Chefchaouen to the ...