A Brief Overview on Qartaj’s Tunisian Handicrafts

7/5/2018 2:04 AM

The Tunisian historical patrimony provides a very unique art selection to create a brand image in the artisanal sector through the handcrafted products. In fact, it gathers the story of the national identity and the skill of the Tunisian artisans. Qartaj offers to you Handmade Products made of ceramic, wood and other materials for daily use and decorative purposes designed by exceptional modelers.

Sidi Bou Said Cage: A Witness of Tunisian Authenticity

6/12/2018 2:08 AM

Sidi Bou Said is a well-known touristic village. Indeed, it is the copy of the blue town Santorini of Greece. This small village is located on top of a cliff that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.  Sidi Bou Said was named after a religious figure named Sidi Bou Said Elbeji. It is very known with its popular traditional Tunisian crafts. The Sidi Bou Said Bird’s cage represents the emblem of this phenomenal place.

Tunisian Artisanal Articles : A story and Human Value

2/20/2018 6:27 AM

Tunisia has always been a crossing of civilizations which allowed to create a brand image in the artisanal sector through the handcrafted products. It gathers the story of the national identity and the ancestral skills of the artisans.

Olive wood is a wood of great resistance

2/2/2018 8:26 AM

The olive wood is very compact, very resistant and very solid. Its exceptional hardness requires a certain know-how and specific tools.

It is more or less clear, its veins are irregular and give it all its nobility once finished and polished.

Olive wood is a living material known to be immortal. This noble wood is natural, healthy and with great resistance.

Olive Wood: High quality and noble Material with age-old expertise

1/1/2018 2:42 AM

Olive Tree in general: Many Branches, gnarled trunk, brown and cracked bark, olive can reach 15 to 20 meters tall and live very long. lt easily adapts to poor soils, rocky and arid. With its woody rootstock which accumulates reserves and its vast network of roots, it is very resistant. But if the olive tree is able to keep long the water it drew from the ground, it loves water and will be better if it will not run out.

Where design and local produced handicrafts in Tunisia are meeting their market

12/11/2017 4:00 AM
Moncef continued his search for quality products, with a focus on wood, pottery and carpets. ‘I always start with a small deal, to test the way in which I can collaborate with the producer of the materials. I can't work with a workshop with only two employees. They need to be able to produce big quantities of high quality. These business are not always easy to find.’ Due to logistic challenges Moncef’s action radius is about two hours’ drive from the capital Tunis. You need to visit your partners regularly, that is essential part of the work.

Luxury handmade olive wood products : Quality is first - UNIQUE olive wood products

11/27/2017 2:44 AM
Olive wood is a durable hardwood that has lasting pleasant aroma and anti-bacterial properties. The lignin and tannic acids in the wood prevent bacteria growth, making it more hygienic then plastic. All the olive wood items in Qartaj Olive Wood were hand-crafted; all of them are hand carved from single block of wood, making each unique.

Crafts culture and handmade expertise in Tunisia

11/25/2017 2:43 AM
With its distribution on the tunisian territory, handicraft sector represents a widely spreaded activity employing more than 300.000 artisans, due to the necessity of products made to the everyday life of consumers and to its oldness as an industry, the handicrafts sector contributes to 4% of the tunisian GDP making of it a very important sector in the tunisian economy.

Discover Hedi ARFAOUI’s Workshop: Birdcages of Sidi Bou Said and Plates Creator

5/17/2016 2:41 AM
Sixty-years old Hedi ARFAOUI with his fresh and live spirit, has been doing this job for more than 50 years without feeling exhausted or wishing to leave it. He is the creator of Birdcages of Sidi Bou Said.
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