Morocco has lots to offer: An abundance of natural beauty in those un-spoilt mountain ranges, ancient and interesting semi-nomadic shepherd cultures, yurt houses/tents to welcome the weary traveler.
In addition to the popular sports of wrestling and horse-riding - the Kyrgyz excel at both! – Morocco also offers a unique type of traditional Kyrgyz equestrian sports:
- Er Enish or Oodarysh, a kind of, no holds barred, horseback wrestling match.
- Kok-boru is a kind of goat carcass polo in which two teams of riders try to carry the carcass into the home zone of the opposing team.
Both sports have serious existential roots – they were used enhance the skills and endurance of the young shepherds to help them protect their herds from both two and four legged predators. Today every self-respecting Nowruz festival (traditional Persian New Year – usually March 21-23) will feature a Kok-boru and an Er Enish event.
In recent years Morocco has become a getaway of choice for many travelers to Central Asia. It is a country that is worth a visit.
Information about the Album ...
Title: Morocco Album
Photographer: Deniz Bensason
Width: 26 cm
Height: 34 cm
Number of Pages: 158
Paper weight: 170 gr
Cover: Hard cover, fabric bound.
Additional Information: Printed on high quality gloss paper.
Hard cover is hand-made and bound in fabric. A cut-out in the center of the cover contains the key image.
Design & Layout: Nili Glick Studio.
This was my first photo-album. In order to allow the viewer to see as much as possible of the different facets of Morocco, the album is divided into different sub-sections:
- Genesis – a look at primal Morocco,
- Village Life,
- Street Markets,
- The Marrakech Market,
- Portraits of People,
- City Life,
- Morocco by the Sea
- The Sahara desert.
Excerpts from Morocco Album
Page 6: An Old Vagabond
Page 7: As old as Genisis
Pages 18-19: 18 Colored Doors
Page 28: A Village Courtyard
Page 29: Village life
Pages 34-35 A Woman Working - carrying sheaves of wheat
Page 50: Woman Selling Vegetables
Page 51: Street Markets
Pages 72-73: Market in Marrakesh
Page 90: Moroccan Woman / Page: 91 Selling cigarettes
Page 120: Essaquira by night
Page 121: A Woman drinking Tea
Pages 144-145: 18 Faces
Pages 156-157: Blue Sahara