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assrou n’swoul

While I’m in Morocco, I’ve asked some of my favourite bloggers to write some desert inspired guest posts. First up, it’s the amazing even*cleveland (also, check out her incredible Sahara posts from a few weeks ago!)



assrou n’swoul: translated as ‘the key thrown over the shoulder’. Used by wealthy Tuareg women as a counterweight to keep their veils and robes in place, and prized by their owners as symbols of status of prestige. Made of laminated layers of copper, iron, silver and brass.

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  1. amazing how small bits of culture are the same across the world!!
    When wearing a sari in a Bengali drape, it is traditional for Bengali women/housewives to toss a skeleton key tied to the end of their sari over their shoulder to keep the drape in place.

    September 10, 2011
  2. So Awesome. Got a desert-inspired post that you might enjoy as well:

    September 13, 2011

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