I just popped in to post this beautiful Mabkhara, with building work going on here access to the net is a rare thing.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Friday, 3 February 2012
|Mameluke House in Cairo, taken in 1800s, from Cornell University archives.|
|Interior of an Egyptian home, taken in 1800s, from the Cornell University archives|
|Interior of an Egyptian home, taken 1800s, from Cornell University archives|
|Interior of an Egyptian home, taken 1800s, from Cornell University archives.|
Its interesting to see a Victorian influence in the last two even though they are still strongly Middle Eastern.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
|Rosewater sprinkler, Iran 18th-19th Century.|
I have a rosewater addiction.
I use it on my face as a cleanser/toner, to perfume fabrics and occasionally rinse my hair with it.
I use it in sweets and biscuits, drink it in cool water.
On hot days I use it to cool my skin.
And I have always loved the old middle eastern tradition of sprinkling your hands and the hands of guests after a meal with it.
So as an addict this limited edition rosewater collection went straight onto my wishlist when I discovered it.
I love the idea of trying waters from the roses of different countries and discovering how their scents can vary.
Moroccan rose, Turkish rose and Omani rose.