Situated next to Souk Smarine (for clothing and fabrics) and Souk Loghzal (second hand clothes mainly but once a wool market) the main interest in Rahba Kedima Square are the apothecary outlets. Look for the pottery mini-bowls of lip rouge ("akar" or "kashiniah") traditionally made of the insect derived cochineal, natural (green) henna powder and the ancient form of eyeliner, kohl - but beware! Whether made of the sulphides of antimony or lead both are toxic products. Alum (styptic) is used for razor nicks and many other substances can be discovered here too. Some of the more "exotic" preparations for magic and spell casting appear, but for a soothing break enjoy a relaxing mint tea or coffee at the Cafe des Epices which has a terrace with views over the square.
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