The halfa is millennial, beautiful, solid, demanding and is not easily given. This job requires endurance, patience, savoir-faire and is transmitted from one generation to another one. It is named as the job of women and is considered as one of the main sources of earning in North West of Tunisia.
The Alfa / Halfa is a perennial grass, which abounds in north africa, in the regions of high steppes. the Carthaginians introduced them in Andalusia, probably at the origin, for the manufacture of their ropes. In Tunisia, Alfa mainly grows in Kasserine but also in Gafsa, Sidi Bouzid and Kairouan. These grasses grow in clumps not exceeding one meter in height and form large sheets.
Tunisia is second in Africa and 24th worldwide in terms of Organic Farming Areas out of 141 countries
Tunisian organic products were able to secure, with flying colours, recognition on the European Union market, deemed one of the most demanding in the world.
The Berber Feminin domestic weavings are realized by the divers techniques to facilitate their categorization. These techniques are inherited from one generation to another along with its secrets and specificities.The piece shape and its use necessitate some technique.
The weaving techniques are made with a great simplicity and extremely refined. We concluded that the usage of multiple techniques. There are mainly three techniques that are commonly used in the Berber feminin domestic weavings.
The motifs used in the fabrics hold different interpretations. To start with, the patterns used on the Berber tissues are numerous. The decorative patterns vary from one region to another, and from one weaving material to another. Each pattern holds a significance according to the region of the weaving and to the norms and traditions.
Qartaj is a B2B enterprise specialized in the distant offers of artisanal products, was founded by Moncef Ben rejeb in November 2015, based in Tunisia which is one of the most successful countries in the artisanal sector because of its rich heritage and its skilled craftsmen to make a modern collections.
Sejnan is a small rural village situated in the north of Tunisia. This rural town is not only famous for its vast green forests but also for its skilled clay ladies, who practice their crafts for thousands of years using the same ancient techniques.
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 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.
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.