Monday, March 2, 2015

Vacation Souvenirs (or "silven ears")

 My youngest brother always asked my father to stop for "silven ear" shopping when we went on family vacations to Texas, Arkansas, and even California back in the early 1960's. 

Our trip to Morocco last week was filled with shopping places and vendors that sometimes got right into your face (and space), but our guide was so demanding and pushing us to keep moving that we never really had an opportunity to souvenir shop.

Finally at the Marrakech airport yesterday morning before our flight back to Germany, I bought a "silven ear."

This cute miniature tahine in blue and white. And the price was right. The vendor asked for 4 Euros or 50 Moroccan Dirham. When I showed her my last 40 Dirham, she said, "OK." Bought!

Due to the glaze, it isn't suitable for cooking use, but it will be a nice addition to my blue and white pottery souvenir collection back at Wetcreek.

And we are still trying to get rid of the real souvenirs of the trip: Hub's Flu and my chest cold!
They were free and are highly unwelcome!

1 comment:

Janie Junebug said...

That's a pretty silven ear. It would look nice on my corner cabinet in the living room.