Fes Local Customs

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    Zelij Tiles

    by keeweechic Written Mar 7, 2009

    Zeilij is a type of Moroccan tile mosaic and there is a beautiful fountain framed by a sandstone horseshoe arch on either side of the lower level of the Mausoleum. Zelij is a traditional art of Fez and the name given to a certain design handmade tiles chiseled into exact geometric shapes. It is commonly used for a number of things such as the tops of tables, floors and walls and of course beautiful fountains.

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    The Jalaba

    by keeweechic Written Mar 7, 2009

    The Jalaba or Jellabas is a traditional dress of Morocco. It is more like an robe or overcoat with a hood. Both men and women wear the Jalaba but can be different colours and materials. The Jabador is a two piece outfit.

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    The Fez Hat

    by keeweechic Written Mar 7, 2009

    The Fez hat or otherwise known as the Tarboosh. A cone shaped hat, usually red with a black tassel, many believe it may be originally of Greek origin. The Ottoman Turks then adopted the wearing of the Fez. You can find many of them for sale in Marrakech.

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    Mint Tea

    by keeweechic Written Mar 11, 2009

    Mint Tea in Morocco is quite a culture and it is served everywhere. The green tea which was introduced by the British in 1854, is very sweet and unfused with mint. The tea is poured from a great height from a teapot to try and induce a froth in the small decorative glasses. It can be served hot or cold. It is offered in hospitality and it is considered rude not to accept.

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    Tagines

    by keeweechic Written Mar 12, 2009

    Tagines are a slow cooked stew type dishes which are made up of fish, chicken or meat as well as vegetables, sometimes even with fruit like pears, olives and apples. Wonderful spices like saffron, turmeric, cinnamon, paprika Ras el hanout are added. The very traditional way to cook this stew is over coals and they were used as portable ovens for the nomads. Of course today they can be cooked in the oven.

    A Tagine is also a very different type of ceramic clay dome shaped cooking dish which can be very plain and basic to highly decorative and almost too lovely to want to cook with.

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    Fassi Jews: Living in their wake

    by JamalMorelli Written Oct 28, 2006

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    The Fassi Jew population is something I will (for now) only index here. It is simply too substantial. Google 'Jew" and "Fes" or "Morocco'

    Enjoy.

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