The value handicrafts exports, in the Monastir region, exceeded 8 million dinars (MDT) in 2018, including 4 MDT generated exclusively by the Tunisian fouta, which achieves a remarkable breakthrough
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.
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.
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).
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 !
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.
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.
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.