This traditional family scene was hanged in the room of our hotel in Douz. The husband is sitting in the upper right corner together with 4 wives. The older (the first wife) sits by the side of the husband. Two are in charge of very young children while one is preparing the “couscous” grains.
Among the 3 older girls, one is helping for the couscous. The second one helps her mother to take care of a baby. A third (or is it the last wife ?) in the center of the picture does not do anything.
Among the 4 younger children, twin brothers are looking at their older sister that help for the preparation of the couscous.
Among the 4 younger children, twin brothers a looking at their older sister that help for the preparation of the couscous.
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The old man
This is, undoubtely, my best shot in all of the Douz adventure. There was a gruop of locals standing or sitting nearby the camel's resting post and among them I saw this remarkable old man. I've shot this first picture without asking him for permition, actually he wasn't even awware that I took it. Then I displayed him the picture and he was very pleased, asking me to make another one.
International Sahara Festival of Douz
Douz is a carrefour for many Arabians who gather anually for the International Sahara Festival. Competitions such as camel rides and local dances are presented to a big
audience from all Arabian countries. Prominents come from Europe and Saudi Arabia
The festival has been made international and lasts for at least 4 days. When I was there
in 2005, it started on December 25.
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