EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HOLDING YOUR HEAD UP HIGH

Egyptian Water Carrier circa 1880

Since ancient times in many countries like India, Africa, Egypt and the southern states in the US, just to name a few, people transported – balanced – goods on to top of their head.

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Going home from the market

And in Egypt today it is a way to carry something from here to there — even when riding a bicycle!

Delivering bread in Cairo

Delivering bread in Cairo

 More from Egypt soon…

Brigitte

A note of interest: In Southern states in the US slaves carried laundry baskets or  huge bundles of laundry on their heads when delivering or picking up laundry. This practice was discontinued  when the automobile became common and white employers started to deliver their laundry to the homes of washerwomen.

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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2 Responses to EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HOLDING YOUR HEAD UP HIGH

  1. Peggy Anne Lyman says:

    As always, your posts are very interesting and your photos nice to see.
    Thank you for bringing us things we would never see.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Happy to do it – but maybe you will see it one day?????

    Like

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