Deep in the heart of the souk of Marrakech, small shops sell darker goods than colorful sandals and clanging tea sets. The stall pictured above has items for sale to aid in the casting of magic spells, both light and dark. In the middle right of the photograph, small leather necklaces are designed to be hung around the neck of children suffering from nightmares and other ailments of supernatural origin. On the back of the talisman, a small phrase from the Quran protects the wearer from harm.
Woven baskets hold large quantities of dried plants used in traditional rural medicine.