This is traditional product from Shalatin, a small town within the Gabel Elba Protectorate, located in the southern Red Sea, on the eastern outskirts of the Eastern desert. The area is also known in the local dialect as ‘Shalook, which mean "Hanging"’. The product name, ‘Desert Colocynthis Shalook’ stems from its shape, as it resembles the ‘Citrulus Colocynthis’ a medicinal plant widespread in the Eastern Desert. This Shalook made of straw and natural goat leather, it is a decorative piece made by Shalateen's women artisans community.
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