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Friday, May 28, 2010

Tunisia Trip -- Part Thirty Three

The next day we explored the island of Djerba, known in Greek tradition as the "land of the lotus eaters" [the intoxicating drink that unmanned Odysseus' crew was probably date wine, still produced there]. Our first destination on the island was Guellala, a village famed since antiquity for the manufacture of pottery.

First a short demonstration of a potter's technique.

Some of his wares:

The streets and byways were lined with pottery.

Inside a potter's workshop:

A kiln:

Making a sale:

Incidental shots:

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