Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rope Of The Pharoahs

We were riding through the village of Sakkara and as we passed this garden, I noticed that the woman here was making a palm fiber rope. We've used this rope for construction around the farm because it is incredibly strong and doesn't degrade from the sunlight. It is spun from the brown fiber that they take off the palm trees when they are trimming the fronds from them. This is the same rope that was used to build the solar boat that is on display at Giza.

2 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Maryanne,

That must have been great to see her doing that.

Have a great Sunday!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm always stunned when we stumble upon a living link to history. What a privilege to witness this tradition continue.