Las Ramblas -Alcaiceria
AOK: Arts - Human Sciences - Religious KS - Indigenous KS - History
Real Life Situation:
Alcaiceria or the Great Bazaar is the heart of the market shopping district of Granada, consisting of narrow and difficult to naviagate alleyways interspersed with craft shops. It was destroyed by fire in the 19th century so what remains is a less authentic reconstruction of about half its original size. Nevertheless, it is still where Moorish trading goods such as silk and spices can be bought, as well as other more tourist marketed products like key rings. Tourists love key rings.
An interesting novelty product for sale here are grains of rice with 'your name' written on them in Arabic. This can then be placed on a necklace if desired.
First Order Question:
How do we know what the original Alcaiceira might have been like?
How difficult is it to develop the skill of 'rice writing'?
Second Order Question:
Considering the impracticable layout of Alcaiceira (not to mention its propensity to susceptibility to fire), why would the vendors demand that it be rebuilt in exactly the same manner as before?
Is 'rice writing' art?
Why do tourists often opt for their name to be written in Arabic as opposed to their own language?
WOKs: Language - Perception - Reason - Intuition