Market on the outskirts of Tangier II


Year 2000
17’5 x 8’7 cm 40’5 x 49’5 cm

Earthenware stand

This shop sells containers for water and oil, containers for cooking wheat semolina (cous cous) and tajines, for slowly steaming the various vegetables, meat and fish stews, characteristic of Moroccan cuisine.

Since the end of the 19th century, the city of Tangier has been the seat of diplomatic delegations and became a protectorate shared by the Spanish, French and British in 1923.

In the 1930s, this international area became a centre for espionage and a strategically located point on the trade routes, very close to the Straits of Gibraltar.

Many things were cooked up in that Tajin called Tangier during the years of the Spanish protectorate, which inexorably marked the history, not only of Spain, but of all Europe.

©María José Aguilar

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