Ile de Jerba Local Customs

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    Two women

    by JLBG Written Jan 20, 2005

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    The color of the garment, the number and color of the strips and the waving of the belt, work as an identity card. They tell if the woman is married or single or widow, if she belongs to a Moslem or to a Jewish family, etc… However, I have been unable to find the significance of these garments.

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    Women and children in Central Djerba.

    by JLBG Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Women and children walking in a group in Central Djerba. I took this picture across the windshield of the car, which is not advisable at all (it was on my first visit !). The children are showing that I should not take the picture. Sorry, I did it but now I would not do it anymore.

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    Women carrying water.

    by JLBG Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    Women and even little girls used to carry amphoras on their back. The amphora is hold up by a rope that passes on the head, protected by a piece of garment. If you enlarge the picture, you can see that on the young girl on the left. No wonder that now, plastic jerry-cans or better plastic amphoras have replaced the old amphoras. Plastic amphoras are easier to hold than jerry-cans.

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    Women collecting water.

    by JLBG Written Jan 20, 2005

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    In remote villages, tap water is set in the middle of the village. Women come with their amphora to fill it at the tap. This picture was taken a few years ago. Now plastic jerry-cans, a lot lighter than an amphora, have widely replaced heavy amphoras which are still in use only in the remotest places.

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