Building

The tent is spread by means of two opposed posts called « Rkaiz » linked to each other by a string « al hamar » and attached to the floor with pins « « Akhwalef ». They are encircled by a cloth « al kafya ». Afterwards, the tent is divided into two rooms, one for men and the other for women. According to traditions, the door should open towards the south « al-Gabla ».

In addition to its geographic dimension, « al-Gabla » concept has economic, political, cultural, social and civilizational significations.

It refers to a region bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Senegal River and to the east by eastern Aftout.

However, it is difficult to define its northern borders due to desertification phenomenon and the influence of natural factors.


    
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