For those not used to it, the desert is a harsh environment.
It is draining physically and emotionally and ones reserves are challenged on every level.
We simply cannot be as we were and have to adapt to different rythmns and ways of being.
The clothes of the desert people are one such example.
Perfected over millennia they have been designed to protect the body from the harsh reality of the Sahara.
This is the shesh, the Tuareg turban and is one of the most important survival aids in the great desert.
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