April 19, 2010

smoking and tents

I'm a non smoker. Can you just imagine this dinner in a windowless room with shimering disco walls but the food was great, José!















Draw me, said the little girl, Awa.
So I did her in my sketchbook and again in a piece of paper she found so she could take it home. Her and her three friends.
 I was sketching the "twiza", group of women that get together to do a work, here they were sewing the sides of a tent someone had just bought.
If you're looking for a Mauritanian tent , these ladies have their place just close to the Moroccan Mosque.

Vitor and José some of the few Portuguese living in Nouakchott.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketching, Isabel. Thank you for sharing the stories too.

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  2. You are right Isabel, your ladies in Mauritania look like my ladies here in Sudan. I love the painting of them sewing, which you have done here.

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  3. Parece que os portugueses estão bem representados na Mauritânia.

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