Saturday, May 31, 2008
I can't believe that I forgot to post these photos! Of all the markets we visited, this was probably the most fun. I should have panned right a little here as that red Chairman Mao alarm clock was something I was very nearly tempted to buy! I liked the Chairman Mao watches too.
Xi'an market was a strange place to come across these Iraqi playing cards. We already have a pack though, bought in Kuwait when they were still a novelty. That little silver topped jar contains Tiger Balm which someone recommended for headaches but it didn't have any noticeable effect on mine although it had a nice fragrance (probably good for the nasal passages too!) and was nice and cooling. I seemed to see it for sale everywhere after that, even here in Geneva!
Some of those glasses looked like they were made of Bakelite!
Sometimes it's only looking at the photos afterwards that you notice just how many interesting and bizarre things there were for sale.
These brushes were enormous. Now I'm wondering, what was that musical instrument to the left?