My mother bought this Zanzibar chest in the Hadramut - now in my Greek house on Patmos in the Dodecanese.
|The 16th Century city of Shibam|
|Setting the newly made bricks on edge to dry. Stacking the bricks in five layers to complete the drying process|
|The entirely whitewashed mosque Ma'ruf just outside Shibam|
|Variations on the Hadrami khalfdah screen, and detail drawings|
|Al Jami mosque, looking onto the eastern entrance|
|Ba Alawi Mosque - detail of a corner column|
The above photographs taken from The Valley of Mud Brick Architecture: Shibam, Tarim and Wadi Hadramut by Salma Samar Damluji