Videos tagged with "dar khalifa"
Tahir Shah on Desi DNA [08:31]
BBC TV visits Tahir Shah at his home in Casablanca, which he calls the secret jewel of Morocco. Dar Khalifa is an ancient Moroccan home originally inhabited by a member of the royal family, and is surrounded by a shantytown. Desi DNA is a British television show on the BBC covering Desi (British Asian) art, culture and entertainment.
Tags: Morocco, Dar Khalifa
Tahir Shah's Shantytown Walk Near Dar Khalifa [03:43]
There's always a story. Join Tahir Shah and his daughter Ariane for a walk through the shantytown next to Dar Khalifa, in Casablanca. You'll see the unofficial garbage dump, a fruit and veg stand pulled by a donkey, the local mosque, a school, and lots of sheep. Learn the stories behind all of this.
Tags: Tahir Shah, Dar Khalifa, Casablanca, Morocco, shantytown
Tahir Shah's Favourite Objects [02:44]
I love stuff that reminds me of places. This is a quick tour through some of the things in my library, including: a diving helmet, a Moroccan water seller's bag, a voodoo doll with chicken bone legs, termite incense, Burmese lacquer boxes, my grandmother's rubbish bin made from a drum, the desk I found in a Casablanca junk yard, a Spanish calvary uniform from the same junk yard, a photo of my great grandfather, and bird handled daggers from Jaipur.
Tags: Tahir Shah, Dar Khalifa, Casablanca, Morocco, diving helmet, Moroccan water seller, voodoo doll, Burmese lacquer boxes, Spanish calvary uniform
Dar Khalifa: 5 minute tour of Tahir Shah's home [05:47]
This is a quick 5 minute tour of our Dar Khalifa, our home in Casablanca, Morocco. Featured in my book, The Caliph's House.
Tags: Dar Khalifa, Casablanca, Morocco, The Caliph's House, Tahir Shah
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