Tunis – Medina (the old City)

Tunis Medina 1

Medina (the old city) is the term usually used to refer to that part of town where the market is. In Tunis, the area is very impressive and full of small shops with local products, such as textiles, carpets, spices and even jewelry. The area is large and mostly indoors.

The seller of the typical Tunisian hats, called Shashia, explained the various stages of production. Worked cotton is placed in hot water until it becomes a very dense fabric, then is combed to remove the excess hairs and eventually colour  it (if necessary) as you can see in the last picture of the sequence.

Below a selfie with the hat … I hope you will laugh as the seller did. 🙂

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