Wazan = Ouezzane


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Posted by txilar on May 25, 2002 at 03:23:51:

In reply to: Re: Moroccan henna... (and question about why paint thinner would make henna darker) posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on May 25, 2002 at 00:02:01:

Ouezzane is south of Tangier, almost a midpoint between it and Meknes
and somewhat southwest of Chefchaouen

Wazzan
Fr. Ouezzane, town, N Morocco. It is a sacred city, the seat of an
important Muslim brotherhood.
~from http://www.slider.com/enc/56000/Wazzan.htm

Watson, Robert S.. A visit to Wazan, the sacred city of Morocco 1880
"In late 1879 he spent five weeks in Morocco, visiting the sacred
city of Wazan, which no Christian European had entered before,
obtaining an introduction to the great cherif of Wazan and his
English wife. This was the first pleasure trip he had taken without
Elizabeth since their marriage. In 1880 he published A Visit to
Wazan, the Sacred City of Morocco."

also, this looks interesting: Wazan, Emily (Keene), Shareefa of
(British)(1850-1944). My Life Story. Edinburgh/London: Edward Arnold.
1911. 327p. (Morocco)
(Edited by S.L. Bensusan) (By `Emily, Shareefa of Wazan’)


: Among the Shareefa of Wazan, a wealthy elite, a professional henna
: artist ornamented the bride in delicate patterns, which were then
: heated over a charcoal fire. The henna was then embellished with
: black , Westermarck 1914: 141.
:
: Whereabouts is Wazan?

 


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