"Nan Vendor"



"Nan" (flat bread) is a staple in these eastern countries. It is baked in ovens that are depressed into the floor (ground), round ovens with wood and charcoal burning at fiercely hot tempertures. Though I have not seen a 'nan' vendor using scales, I am guessing the nan is sold by 'weight' as they appear, for the most part, to be of different sizes with the price determined by weight of the wheat flour rather than merely the approximate dimensions of the bread iteself.

Note the bird cage hanging above. Shopkeepers through out these Asian locales, especially Central Asia and apparently Persia too, enjoyed the sound of these birds in the crowded, often dusty bazaars and still do to this day.