Videos tagged with "health"
Cultural Snap 10: Fez, Morocco - Tannery [01:15]
Cultural Snaps are raw clips from my travels. The beauty, chaos, excitement, nature, and unrest of the world. Just a minute or 2 snapshot with no edits. This is a tannery in Fez (Fes), Morocco. If you ever wondered where your leather purse, pants or jacket comes from, it' probably started in a place like this. It's a trade that's passed down through families and is often dangerous for health reasons and because of accidents. The colored pools are used for dying.
At the Argon Oil and Herbal Supplement Shop, Pt. 1 [01:23]
I really like this little store located somewhere in the medina of Marrakech. At the entrance women extract the argana oil through the traditional process. Fouad explains how goats climb the argon trees and devour the fruit, spitting out the pits, which are then collected and the kernels extracted to make the oil that is used in cosmetics and cooking. Marrakech, Morocco July 15, 2012
Tags: Health, Natural, Marrakech, Morocco, argon, oil
The "GRAGA MOUSEM" is an annual religious festival taking place in the wind-city Essaouira (Atlantic coast). It is the Muslim equivalent to the Jewish "HILULA". The feast commemorate a Muslim cleric believed was holly-man. As in every year, the Governor accompanied by his senior administration would launch the event by midday prayer (Dhuhr). When they're done, they will leave the place marking the beginning of public to pay their visit to the holy site. Everyone would ask for a wish that could go from health to marriage, wealth to happiness...
Tags: Morocco, Essaouira, MOUSEM, GRAGA, Islam
Argan oil woman's cooperative. [01:29]
Morocco. Traveling from Tafraout to Essaouira. We visited a woman's cooperative. Before modern times, the Berbers (also known as the Amazighs) of Morocco would collect undigested Argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. However, the oil used in cosmetic and culinary products available for sale today has most likely been harvested directly from the tree and processed with machines. All argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole. The most labour intensive part of oil-extraction is removal of the soft pulp (used as animal feed) and the cracking by hand, between two stones, of the hard nut. The seeds are then removed and gently roasted. This roasting accounts for part of the oil's distinctive, nutty flavor. The traditional technique for oil extraction is to grind the roasted seeds to paste, with a little water, in a stone rotary quern. The paste is then squeezed between hands to extract the oil. The extracted paste is still oil-rich and is used as animal feed. Oil produced ...
Tags: argan, oil, lindadevolder, Canon, powershotsx30, geotagged, travel, Africa, Morocco, Maroc, al-Maġrib, المغرب العربي, Atlas, High Atlas, Arabic