The production of Tunisian handicrafts, particularly of carpets, registered in Kairouan an increase of 71% compared to last year, according to the regional crafts commissioner, Tarek Néji.
Carpet exports, also, have boosted from 5% to 10% over the same period, as stated by Mr Tarek Négi on the Regional Crafts Fair ( from December 21st to 31st) at the Village of Handicrafts in Barouta.
The sector has witnessed a revival due to the resumption of tourism activities, the improvement of the quality of Tunisian handicrafts as well as the five-year strategy implemented for the period between 2018-2022. This plan,in fact, aims at increasing the contribution of crafts to local development, promoting quality and develop the savoir-faire, he said.
More than 30 craftsmen, representing various specialties, participated in the fair, which was attended by members of the Tunisian-Saudi group supporting the craftsman. The group members expressed their willingness to involve artisans from the region in trade fairs abroad to help them promote for their products , the crafts commissioner stated.
Kairouan occupies the first place nationwide in carpet and Magroum manufacturing, an activity that employs 7000 artisans out of a total of 15 thousand professionals in the region.
The article is taken from Web Manager Center and is translated from French to English by Maroua Mejri.