Colour, hospitality, freedom and music are central to their way of being.
Here in the deep desert, after a two hour, high speed 4×4 trek, a sumptuous feast awaited us.
One was transported yet again deep into the Arabian Nights as the modern world disappeared like a fickle morning mist.
The rich sensual imagery of Rumi and Hafiz surfaces and ecstatic Sufi dance seems to inhabit every nuance of this tableaux.
This is a culture where the simple and the magnificent merge with ease and manifest as a sensorial banquet.
Everywhere one senses playfulness, joy and a veneration of the Barchan.
The sheer beauty of the khayma is reverential to freedom and the desert.
With thanks to Salah and Idir.
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