It was the image she held most prominently from the village house: the stone walls on which a large braid of garlic hung.
She found it amusing that tourists were always interested in this tradition of theirs. And she enjoyed her grandmother always having something new and interesting to tell them.
A pungent herb, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants, worshipped by Egyptians as a god and used as a currency.
But its most widespread ‘use’ was to ward off the evil eye, to attract good luck, as well as to make you strong and bring you courage.
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