Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Local Milliner

Across the street from the Khan Khalili, you will find the Tentmaker’s Bazaar. A short walk from the main road, toward the Bab Zuweila, is Mohammed Al Tarabishi’s small shop. Tarabishi is one of the last remaining fez makers in all of Egypt. Locally called a tarboosh, this felt hat can be purchased inexpensively as a souvenir.

18 comments:

BLOGitse said...

I can feeeeel the history in this pic!
Have a nice day!

Cheryl said...

I googled "Fez" only to realize that it was in that picture.

That's pretty cool.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I do love Eastern bazaars!!
Happy Sunday!
hugs hugs

Connie said...

I regret not buying more stuff that I do not need in the tent maker's area.

LadyFi said...

Such a shame that there are not that many makers left... I guess most of them are made by machine these days?

Susie said...

I always think of men's lodges when I see those hats. Grand Puba:-) Hee, hee, hee.

Protege said...

Ah, I wish I owned a Fez.;) I recall I had a t-shirt once that said "FEZ" on the front and it took years before I figured out what the word meant.;)
xo

Anonymous said...

I hope you now own a "personal" fez.
merthyrmum

staceyjwarner said...

How rich and sturdy everything feels in that picture, I see no plastic...

much love

Karen said...

For years I've been involved with a youth group that has some interaction with the Shriners. So you would think that when I see a Fez, I think of them. Nope. I think of Sallah from Indiana Jones.

I've been meaning to get over here to visit you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for visiting on my SITS day!

Nicole said...

That must be a great place to see.
Too bad he's the last one!

مى said...

You should write brochures! I'm egyptian and I can't describe it that well.

sprinkles said...

Whenever I see those kinds of hats, I always think of the Shriners. Interesting to see the machine that makes them.

Marie-Jolie said...

Very interesting! Just one of many things that I love about world travel... being able to see these sorts of things in person.

Stesha said...

I've always found the look of those hats to be very interesting. You never think of the person or the amount of work it takes to make one.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

blueviolet said...

I wonder if you bought one when you were there or just watched.

Gaston Studio said...

I so regret not making more purchases in the Khan while living there. *sigh*

Sandy said...

Interesting! Do people actually consider a fez a souvenir?