Saturday, February 7, 2009

Shave And A Haircut

Most of the farmers in my area rely on a traveling barber who comes around and shaves the men in the shade of a tree, while both men are sitting on the ground. There's a good deal of trust involved because the barber uses an old fashioned straight razor and the shave that he gives is amazingly close and clean. Most men shave about once a week. While visiting Khan el Khalili the other day, I spotted one of the men in an open area on the upper level of an old caravanseri having a shave with a traveling barber. Nice weather, friends wandering by, sunshine...what could be better?


Dina said...

Trust, true.
Once a week only? For Friday?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Seems to be more related to personal calendar items like weddings and funerals than to days of the week.