Nubian Motifs


I wish I could have done some justice to the beauty of Nubia. Despite of my absorption with it, I have not in reality seen it…or at least the true one…what I visited last year was just a Nubian village in Aswan..you can call it Nubian Tourist settlement… meant for people like me with white shirts and shorts to see ,take pictures and buy cheap Galabiah (which I did..as I was supposed to do)… I have managed to feel through the fake…I didn`t miss the true Nubian soul, the architecture and the interiors… I am now fantasizing about the real thing ..the true Nubia…further past the catracts in Northen Sudan…who will take me inside a house of a Nubian who have never seen a toursit in his life…what would that feel like… I am dreaming of walls built by hand, mixing golden soil with sweat…then someone grabs a brush and paints his ancestors souls right there…. Pride and history on walls for us to see…. I now understand how the displaced Nubians feel… How can we repay them … if ever possible….

My last Pictures of Nubian Motifs concludes my journey through the Beautiful Nubia….

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You can read further about Nubia in this excellent article…

http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200604/the.decorated.houses.of.nubia.htm

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Posted on May 8, 2011, in Architecture, Art & Design, Culture, Documentary, Indoors, Nubia, Painting, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Your description has added a great value to the pictures. Well done.

  2. Zahret Lotus

    The talking walking walls.. Are truly talking. And walking!

  3. what is the name of the island? how did you go there

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