Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bales of Cotton


Huge bags hold clean cotton to be used in stuffing mattresses and pillows. Households that have these types of upholstery will have men come to the house every so often to remove the cotton stuffing, fluff it up and restuff. These bales were photgraphed in Old Cairo.

3 comments:

r l n ! said...

That is very interesting...taking out the stuffing and fluffing it up and putting it back in the furniture. What a lot of work! In our US economy of disposable lifestyles, it's unheard of.

CHRISTmas season is around the corner...is there a part of Cairo where this is celebrated?

angie nader said...

i could use some of that cotton for my pillows....they are getting flat

brattcat said...

Another illuminating post, Maryanne. Thank you.