The know-how of the Halfa empowers the economic situation of the country because we are hiring many people in this sector. We must sensitize Tunisians about the immeasurable value of our heritage and craftsmanship which is trying to flourish. Tunisians must be the first to appreciate and consume these products. This will help us to evolve and continue to transmit this knowledge to the new generations whom in times of socio-economic crisis tend to get lost.
The 16th of March remains a distinguishable day in which Tunisians celebrate their cultural roots, honor the traditional outfit and emphasize the fact that the signiﬁcant unique cultural heritage is retained through the handicrafts production.
Tunisia is one of the biggest olive-growing countries of the southern Mediterranean region; over 30% of its cultivated land is dedicated to olive growing (1.68 million ha).
2018 was a turning point in the artisanal field in Tunisia. Many young business founders are distinguished by their know-how, the quality of their products but especially by the authenticity of their brands. They ensured that our precious heritage be preserved but, at the same time, they were open to a touch of exceptional modernity.
Qartaj is an online B2B marketplace of Tunisian handicrafts founded by Mr Moncef Ben Rejeb in 2015. Here, you can find ecological handmade products by Tunisian Artisans. We are supplying a quite variety of products starting from necessary home items like ceramic bowls, mugs, plates, wooden products including bowls, cutting boards, spoons, forks, spatulas and agroalimentary products.
Handicrafts give an overview about the cultural heritage of a specific region in a specific time and are defined as products made with the use of hands or feet (no exterior tools).This handmade production witnessed a development starting from the Industrial Revolution when new manufacturing processes have been introduced. This article will investigate on the changes that occurred at the level of handicrafts production before and after the Industrial Revolution.
The oldest olive tree in the Arabic world and in the mediterranean region is not located in Spain, the world’s largest exporter of olive oil, it is rather situated in Tunisia, Haouaria. This olive tree is named as “Zaytounet Lakarit” to refer to the family owners “ Lakarit” that live in Tataouine (Douiret region).
Handicrafts of every country of the world give an overview about the country’s whole history, culture and civilization. These handmade products, also, reflect the influence of Empires through time. Every country remains distinguishable, unique and has its own traits in terms of handicrafts production.
Foutas were originally used as Hammam towels in the traditional Turkish baths and were essential accessories for women during the Ottoman Empire. Tunisia is considered as one of the first countries that produces Fouta towels.Nowadays, this lovely striped swath of fabric has a variety of uses , it may serve as tablecloth, towel, throw, table runner, rug, curtain - or it can simply be a decorative piece. All depends on your needs!
Qartaj is a B2B e-commerce platform that enables artisans in marginalized areas to sell their organic handmade products abroad and helps them to enter the market place. Here, you can find good quality services with reasonable prices; you just need to contact us for further information and don’t forget to have a look at our collection !