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North African Culture - Algerian Culture, Moroccan Culture, North African Art, Snake Charming, Zajal, Ikelan, Culture of Morocco, Zliten Mosaic (Paperback) Loot Price: R282
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North African Culture - Algerian Culture, Moroccan Culture, North African Art, Snake Charming, Zajal, Ikelan, Culture of Morocco, Zliten Mosaic (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Algerian culture, Moroccan culture, North African art, Snake charming, Zajal, Ikelan, Culture of Morocco, Zliten mosaic, List of Algerians, Barb, Djemaa el Fna, Zellige, Culture of Algeria, Women in Algeria, Moroccan tea culture, Felli, Tadelakt, Bou Inania Madrasa, Moroccan Riad, Fetaix, Royal institute of the Amazigh culture, Majorelle Garden, List of Moroccan flags, Gharnati music, Fantasia, Saadian Tombs, Min Jibalina, Sleeping child, Public holidays in Morocco, Public holidays in Algeria, Moroccan style, Qandisa, National Library of Algeria, Sebsi, Krur, El Gour, Morocco, Bibliotheque Generale et Archives, Balgha. Excerpt: Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in India, though other Asian nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia are also home to performers, as are the North African countries of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Ancient Egypt was home to one form of snake charming, though the practice as it exists today likely arose in India. It eventually spread throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Despite a sort of golden age in the 20th century, snake charming is today in danger of dying out. This is due to a variety of factors, chief among them the recent enforcement of a 1972 law in India banning ownership of serpents. In retaliation, snake charmers have organised in recent years, protesting the loss of their only means of livelihood, and the government has made some overtures to them. Many snake charmers live a wandering existence, visiting towns and villages on market days and during festivals....

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-89333-2
Barcode: 9781157893332
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LSN: 1-157-89333-3

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