During the 1960's and 1970's my dad, who was a career Foreign Service officer, serverd two tours of duty in Morocco and one tour in Togo. My mom, who was a career artist, was also a career Foreign Service wife, which meant that she lived in and embraced the local culture, wherever they were. As an artist, she drew her inspiration from the people, the traditions, the colors, and the ambiance of everything that surrounded. In Morocoo, Berber tribesmen came down from the mountains on special occasions riding horses and carrying traditional muskets. This sketch is one of many that captured that spectacle.