Breakfast in Tareem.
We’re not perfect.
Why do we expect the cup to be?
The human touch,
get humans touched.
What you see here is a clay cup, with locally baked biscuits and another item which is called ka’ak, neither bread nor biscuit. It lasts long and used to be taken by the righteous as their staple when they left town for days and weeks to go into seclusion somewhere.
Sitting on the cover of a bread basket, guffah. And the meal mat, sufrah, made from palm trees also.
Once some people served lunch to @alhabib.ali Habib Ali al Jifri and guests using a modern plastic disposable sufrah.
When asked they said, because the ones made from palm, after a while they get too dirty and we throw them away and have to get new ones.
To which he responded, ‘all the better. Then the people who make it get to retain their livelihood and craft, and a part of our tradition.’
With the foreign disposable factory made plastic ones,..what do we gain, what do we retain, what do we lose?
Dear humans, remember humans. Touch.