Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Troglodyte Dwellings

You can't go to Tunisia and not hear about Star Wars! We gave the 4wd trip to the film sets a miss but enjoyed a Celtia beer at the Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata which was used as the location of Luke Skywalkers home!

We had a tour of a traditional Berber troglodyte pit dwelling (offered tea and bread) . I tried to ask about the embroidery on this lady's sleeve (it looked similar to a piece I bought in Yazd) but apart from establishing it was old and pretty didn't get very far.

We spent the night in our very own cave at Hotel Marhala and despite the beds being slabs of stone with a mattress on top had the best nights sleep of the trip


Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Thanks for sharing your trip, it had been a wonderful inspiration and I looking forward to seeing the quilts you will make out of this.

Eva said...

Amazing! Doesn't look like anything I ever lived in and like the true prehistoric human dwelling. Must be a feeling like being in the womb.