Our Handicrafts

 
Copper, wool, ceramics, jewelry and leather are the basic materials of Tunisian handicrafts. Chrome plated copper and bronze are used to produce different wares including pestles, candelabras and saber’s handles. Tunisian carpets are quality handicrafts. Different types of high pile carpets are available including the Berber gatifa carpet, the mergoum widely used in central and southern Tunisia and the alloucha traditionally manufactured in Kairouan.

Working with clay is highly developed in the Cap Bon area in particular. Click here for more photos of Tunisian handicrafts.
    Our Festivals

 
A Festival is the expression of cultural inheritance. It used to accompany certain events of life such as marriages or religious celebrations. Today, it aims at developing Tunisian’ cultural assets and national and regional identities.

     Movies filmed in Tunisia


 
Tunisia constitutes an ideal set for shooting movies. Its assets are before all the stability and the safety of the people and the goods but also the softness of the climate, the blue sky and natural light of exceptional quality. The topography of the country between the Mediterranean and the Sahara creates a great diversity of landscapes, and strongly contrasted worlds.

One of the most appreciated spaces is the amazing extent of the Sahara. In Anthony Minghella’s movie, the English Patient, the film with the nine Oscars, one of the "actors" which bursts the screen is very much the desert. Among foreign films made to Tunisia, one can quote a great number of successes: The English Patient of Anthony Minghella, Star Wars of George Lucas, Indiana Jones of Steven Spielberg

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There are forty festivals in the country mainly in the summer time. Each festival has a dimension or a set themes such as handicrafts, theatre, symphonic music

The most significant festivals are: the international Festival of Carthage, the international festival of Hammamet, both in July and August, the cinematographic and theatrical days of Carthage in October , the Festival of the médina of Tunis during Ramadan, the Jazz Festival of Tabarka in July, the symphonic Festival of music of El Djem in August, the international Festival of the Sahara in Douz in December, the Festival of the horse in Sidi Bouzid in June, the international Festival of the oases in Tozeur in November, the Festival of Ksours in Tataouine in April, the hawking Festival of El Haouaria in June, the Festival of Ulysse in Djerba, the Festival of the oases of mountain in Tamerza in March...

Festivals reveal facets of the personality of the area or country.They constitute great cultural events.
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