Ten years since the Tunisian Revolution that led to the ousting of longtime president Ben Ali in January 2011, Leila Ben Gacem writes about the changes that have happened and the hope she has for her country.
Fifth generation balgha maker Souheil Fitouri is proudly preserving Tunisia’s heritage while protecting your feet. He learned to craft the classic Tunisian slipper from his father, master balgha maker of the Tunis medina.
Based in the Kasserine region of Tunisia along the Algerian border, this collective of mostly women artisans uses natural materials and ancestral techniques to create baskets, rugs and pottery imbued with local terroir.
Third-generation artisan Fakher Baklouti inherited his craft from his father, who learned it from his father. The family business? Wood working, transforming Tunisian olive trees into rich amber bowls and platters that almost seem to glow.