Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Doors Part 4 - details
On our last day in Marrakesh we walked beyond the Post Office towards the Mellah, and passed this splendid door, above.
Even knockers, handles and bolts are interesting in Marrakesh. Those pictured below serve a second function in everyday life in the medina: one sees men twisting rayon floss and other threads to create great lengths of cord and braid, which are then used to embellish kaftans, djellebahs, and cloth bags. Wonderful low tech creativity, and the remnants remain to bear witness when the cords are cut off.