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9/43.- Aswan, spices

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Spices are the other typical souvenir. You will find all kinds of spices in shops like this in the Aswan bazaar. In this colorful photo you can see a well stocked shop.

The most typical spices are the karkadel (the red one at the bottom of the image), a flower used in infusions; the indigo (the blue one on the right) used to dye clothes; and henna (the white one, next to the indigo), which Nubians use to dye their hairs and to do the popular henna tattoos.

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