You’ve not really been to Morocco unless you’ve seen this familiar medina sight with your own eyes: meticulously balanced cones of spice and bundles of various barks, leaves, and herbs all laid out and ready for sale. Displays like this one are what give the souks their distinct aroma, one that lets your nose figure out as much as your eyes and ears do. Many shop owners use conical shapes, but pyramids of spice also exist. The bundles in front of the spice cones seen here, from left to right, are: ginseng, fragrant cedar, okra sprouts (which are used as toothpicks), cinnamon sticks, and s’wak (a root used for cleaning the teeth via scraping).
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