The owner of this modest house tells the passers-by that he has taken part in the Great Pilgrimage to Mecca, also called The Hajj which is the ultimate goal in life of all devout Muslims. Hajj paintings can be seen all over Egypt and depict the Kaaba, the black cube on the left that represents the holiest site in Mecca, as well as various means of transportation that the pilgrim (or Hajji) used in his journey. The tradition of decorating the houses in this manner goes back many centuries. However, I don't know why all the pottery on the roof of this particular house. Does anyone know?
Scanned from a Kodachrome slide using a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 scanner.