African Crafts and Arts | Tunisian Handmade carpets, ceramics and wood

Carpets and rugs  TUNISIAN CARPETS are mainly produced in Kairouan and Jerid, there are two basic types, those that are knotted and those that are woven. The knotted variety cost more and have up to 160,000 knots per square metre. Most of the designs tend to be based on a central diamond shape that is thought to derive from the lamp in the Great Mosque in Kairouan. Knotted carpets come in two main types :…

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Luxury handmade olive wood products : quality is first – UNIQUE olive Wood products

Handcrafted Olive Wood Products 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.   Beautiful olive wood boards Olive Wood products include beautiful olive wood chopping boards, olive…

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Exclusive offer for Tunisians Abroad : Now you can send a surprise gift box to make your loved ones smile

For all those who live far away from Home and are unable to share last year’s moments with their beloved ones, but still willing to send them tasty gifts. Peanota and Qartaj thought about you! Now you can deliver to your relatives, lovers and friends peanut butter boxes specially made for this occasion, wherever they are on the Tunisian territory thanks to a special and unique service. Simple to order your gift box: http://qartaj.com/product/peanut-butter-offer-tunisians-abroad-gift-box-peanota/   A golden…

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Crafts culture and handmade expertise in Tunisia

Handicrafts in the Tunisian economy 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. Cumulated Traditions, manual dexterity and creative intelligence merge and flow…

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Né à Tunis: A Rising Figure in The Tunisian Design

Modern design and beautiful handmade products “Né à Tunis” a rising figure in the modern artisanal designs, the name behind this work is Chems Eddine Mechri with a diplomas in product design and a master’s degree in patrimony and design. Chems Eddine decided to create a brand that tells the story of Tunisia through a modern sight. Brand Name “By choosing “Né à Tunis” (Born in Tunis) I wanted a strong and very symbolic name”…

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

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…

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

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. After his retirement in 2003, he chose to keep an active life by cooperating with the Ministry of Tourism and Artisanat. He spends between 10 to 12 hours everyday working in his little workshop and managing his showroom…

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