Monday, March 16, 2009

Wickerwork in Jerusalem

It's time for something lighter on this blog, eh? And what could be lighter than wicker?
Wicker furniture looks easy to transport.
The little shop is on Agrippas Street, right near Shuk Machaneh Yehuda outdoor market.
In case you still throw your wheat up in the air to let the chaff blow away, these are just what you need.
Loofa is great for gently washing pans or people. Just cut it to the size you need and start scrubbing. It is a plant seed pod. To see how loofa "sponge gourds" are harvested and peeled, visit the luffa.info website.

Please also pay a visit to some of the many bloggers showing off their world tonight on That's My World Tuesday.

23 comments:

Pietro said...

What a fine shop! And what a large assortment of goods!

Jedediah said...

I've never seen Loofa that huge! I've always wanted to grow my own :)

Dina said...

Pietro, come over and buy one of those hats on display. :)

Jedediah, after reading a bit of that American loofa farm website, I thought about planting a few also. Let's try it.

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous shots! I love wicker! And considering how much I've moved around in my life, I would have been well advised to have more wicker furniture! And that looks like the perfect place to get it! Thanks for great shots as always!

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting marketplace.

Back in the Philippines, we used a lot of wicker furniture.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

great stuff! the market is always a wonderful place for the weird and wonderful

SandyCarlson said...

I love that stuff. On top of everything else, it's washable and movable! Great scenics.

Guy D said...

Wow thats alot of wicker, great photos. Thanks for sharing your world.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

fishing guy said...

Dina: It takes a talent to work with wicker and come out with art.

Babooshka said...

Wicker reminds me of my youth, so strangely a nostlagic image for me.

Dottie Jo said...

Wow - I could use one of those nice deep, rectangular baskets to hold the foot-high pile of magazines that my husband has collected on our end table!

Leanne said...

I think I would like to buy that lovely basket on the top of the pile in the 3rd photo....shame you are so far away.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I used to really like wicker yrs ago, that is a lot of wicker, and that is a big loofah

Arija said...

I love the midde-eastern way of displaying their wares outside the shop. Yes Loofas are versatile and wonderful for scrubbing your back.

Indrani said...

Wickers are a craze here. You have shared some amazing products today.Thanks!

Annie said...

Ah, thank you for taking me on a walk through your world!

soulbrush said...

great photos again dina. hope you had a wonderful holiday in australia.

Jacqueline said...

Enjoyed your interesting blog again, great photo's. I lived on Kibutz Tzora (spelling questionable)not far from Jerusalem when I first left school and LOVED Jerusalem. Thanks for leaving the link to Da Moose in Loose - fun blog, in your comment. I passed on your greetings to Joanna. Have a good week.

Dick said...

There are really nice things in that shop, nice pictures.

allhorsestuff said...

((((haha)))Very green building, made me smile big too!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

interesting post...enjoyed.
and indeed those are large loofa.
have a wonderful week.
erin

Nihal said...

Loofa, oh my best friend when bathing,lol:) Until some time ago we were used to use loofa and my mom was creating so lovely loofa soap-dishes after crocheted its around. Later on, that I don't know why the reason, we stopped using loofa. In Ist'l as well as other parts of the country you can find many loofa stores. Very similar like this ones you displayed here. Living in the same geography makes us closer in some points/traditions.
Shalom:)

Clara said...

Thanks for a great trip to the market. I'd love to roam around a marketplace like that and see all the wares on display. I, too, was amazed at the loofa and loved the wicker.