Continuing on with the process of carpet making, we get to see how those beautiful red poppies turn beige sheep's wool into the most vivid red yarn. But first, here some snaps of the outstanding people and textures between Bhalil and Marrakech.
After the wool is sheared, washed and spun into yarn, the next steps is to dye it. In Morocco much of the wool is still dyed using natural elements and probably the most consistent color you'll see is red. To get the vibrant color, a dye of poppy petals is made. Lucky for us poppy season was in full swing and there is just nothing more beautiful than a field of poppies beneath a stormy sky threatening rain.
Another amazing element of this day was seeing a jib carried out into the field by donkey. These people are nothing short of innovative with their modes of transportation. No road? No problem!