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While painting the picture above I was approached by a student of English, curious to see what I was doing and also to practice his English. I found him to be an interesting person to talk with, and on completing my picture, he joined me for a walk to the town's souk, which thanks to his guidance in explaining the many strange foods on sale, and their uses, I found it most enlightening. 

Taiz dates from around 1100 AD. It was the capital for a short period between 1948 and 1962. It is now the third largest city in Yemen with a population of around 300,000. Altidude 1400 m." - MH

The ancient Ashrafiya Mosque in Taiz,1984

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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