Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/14/2013


Photo taken on August  7, 2013


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Preparing the meal

Preparing the meal
This is a scan from a print that was made from an old colour slide, taken on 8 December 1966. We lived in Doha, Qatar, for just six months. This particular day was very special. One of the local Sheikhs, Sheikh Nasser, put on a "picnic" for employees and their families of one of the large oil companies. Various aspects of nomadic life were carefully arranged for us to see and enjoy, including a typical woven tent, a magnificent camel wearing its spectacular woven dressings, the slaughter of an animal hung from a wooden tripod and then prepared and cooked for us (as seen in the photo above). This meal was eaten inside the tent, with everyone sitting in a circle on woven rugs - no knives or forks of course - and was followed by the preparation of coffee over a fire (and using the beautiful coffee pots that I love so much). Also a trained Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) was on its perch. A day I've never forgotten, including a ride on one of their camels (what an experience!). A most enjoyable day and one that we all greatly appreciated.

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Anne Elliott
Anne Elliott
A previously posted photo of the finished cooking.

A Qatari treat
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
For us in the west ... this is fun as a beach cookout and done for recreation ... for these people, the fun is still there, but maybe part of their custom ... an interesting shot and great info provided!!
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
It is always interesting to see other cultures in a more informal setting. Sounds like a memory not soon forgotten. And I LOVE the size of those portions.
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
That is quite the feast! It is interesting to see this - so different from what we are used to in our culture.
4 years ago.