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City of djellabas

At the Star Wars convention

Arriving with The Ball in Chefchaouen late on a damp and chilly Monday evening felt like we had stumbled upon a Star Wars convention. Hooded OB1-style djellabas everywhere on the street, coming out of every tiny poorly-lit alleyway, backstreet and in the caf├ęs, restaurants and shops too. At first they look slightly intimidating; full of secrets and wizard-like magic.

City of djellabasCity of djellabas

Suddenly, a jedi knight sprung out of his carpet shop, flipped his hood from his head to reveal a huge grin. He has seen something that he liked.

“Le Ballon” he said in French.
“The Ball” came the reply.
“Give me The Ball. Come,” he directed.

Chefchaouen's Bob DylanChefchaouen’s Bob Dylan

We followed him into his shop out of the dark and the rain. The floor covered with sawdust. The walls displaying elaborate, colourful hand-made woollen carpets and clothing. It was time for keepie-uppie. Four guys, three djellabas and a ball.

Carpet shop teamCarpet shop team

We weren’t on the dark side anymore.

Written by on Friday, February 26th, 2010

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The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.