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I'm a hatmaker and textile artist who travels for inspiration and historical context. I share those insights on my travel blog at https://davenotravels.blog and my hats at the website below.
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Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Art MuseumSeattle, WashingtonA piece of installation art currently on display in the China Room. The China Room and the Italian Room are two of my favorite exhibits to visit...Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Art MuseumSeattle, WashingtonThe Italian Room at the SAM, where I go when I get a hankering for Venice. The room originated in the city of Chiavenna and dates to the late 16th...Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Art MuseumSeattle, WashingtonWhenever I get a longing for Venice, I visit the Italian Room at the SAM. This room dates to 1575-1600 and was originally located n Chiavenna,...Art D'ARGILE, Fes, MoroccoArt D'ARGILEFes, MoroccoThe courtyard in back of the show room has a wonderful mosaic 'sampler' of tiles surrounding a traditional courtyard fountain. You can see tables...Art D'ARGILE, Fes, MoroccoArt D'ARGILEFes, MoroccoWe toured this tile factory in Fez, and learned about how mosaics are made. Starting with a glazed tile slab, workmen with chisel hammers deftly...Art D'ARGILE, Fes, MoroccoArt D'ARGILEFes, MoroccoWe were offered a tour of this tile factory. They produce pottery for restaurants as well as tile for mosaics. This is the biggest kiln I've ever...Fes El Bali, Fes, MoroccoFes El BaliFes, MoroccoI believe this woman was making the pancakes that I would enjoy for breakfasts in Morocco. She started by taking a piece of dough about the size of...VOLUBILIS, Tangier, MoroccoVOLUBILISTangier, MoroccoTriumphal Arch of Caracella, built in 217 AD by the town council in honor of Emperor Caracalla and his mother Julia Domna as a thank you for...VOLUBILIS, Tangier, MoroccoVOLUBILISTangier, MoroccoThe House of Pillars. Many of the ruins are named after an attribute, though most are named after the details in their mosaic floors. Your...VOLUBILIS, Tangier, MoroccoVOLUBILISTangier, MoroccoThis is the floor of the receiving room of the King's Palace. The palace was at the far end of the settlement and had an unobstructed view of the...Chouara, Fes, MoroccoChouaraFes, MoroccoThere were several leather shops in this souk, this is the one that overlooks the dye vats of the Chouara Tannery. I was impressed at how many...Chouara, Fes, MoroccoChouaraFes, MoroccoI think these might be goat skins, drying in the sun after having come out of the dye vats at the Chouara Tannery. https://davenotravels.blogChouara, Fes, MoroccoChouaraFes, MoroccoA zoom shot of the dye vats at the Choura Tannery in the Fez El Bali. There were men scraping hides before dropping them into the vats to soak in...Chouara, Fes, MoroccoChouaraFes, MoroccoThe Chouara Tannery is one of the more unusual sites in the Fez El Bali souk. It can be quite pungent, since bird droppings are part of the mordant...Qarawiyyin Library, Fes, MoroccoQarawiyyin LibraryFes, MoroccoThe doorway leading out to the souk. This library was founded by a woman during the 9th century and is thought to be the oldest working library in...Qarawiyyin Library, Fes, MoroccoQarawiyyin LibraryFes, MoroccoSlightly irritated that I could not get to the book stacks in this library, I reached through the wooden fretwork to snap a couple of shots. The...Qarawiyyin Library, Fes, MoroccoQarawiyyin LibraryFes, MoroccoThis beautiful wooden fretwork separates the reading room from the book stacks, which we did not have access to. You might notice that the design...Qarawiyyin Library, Fes, MoroccoQarawiyyin LibraryFes, MoroccoMorocco is a land of sharp contrasts, and Fez is the epitome of that. Arab and Berber, Islamic and Westernized, every corner brought something new...Jewish Cemetery of Fes, Fes, MoroccoJewish Cemetery of FesFes, MoroccoOne of the oldest in Morocco. I was struck by the section (not shown here) where 500 children were buried in unmarked graves, most of them dating...VOLUBILIS, Tangier, MoroccoVOLUBILISTangier, MoroccoColumns marking the original thoroughfare in this Roman era outpost. This ruin is best known for its mosaic floors. I also admired the view, which...
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