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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Clay Ladies of Sejnan : interview with Romdhana a Tunisian female artisan

7/26/2018 1:07 AM

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.

Tunisian weavings: The Ancestral patterns and ornaments in fabric and its significance

8/13/2018 5:07 AM

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.

The weaving techniques - Carpets Handmade in Tunisia

9/14/2018 5:00 AM

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.

Tunisia is second in Africa and 24th worldwide in terms of Organic Farming Areas out of 141 countries

9/19/2018 6:41 AM

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.

Handmade Mats, Carpets & baskets Alfa from Kasserine, Tunisian Handicrafts

12/14/2018 7:43 AM

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.

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