Nabeul and Djerba aeras are rich in clay. The work of pottery in Tunisia goes back to the Neolithic.


Mere decorative elements or daily use objects, the Tunisian potteries and ceramic add colors and lights to the environment in which they are displayed. Their traditional decorations are a mixture of Andalusian, Arabic and Italian arts.

In some areas, this ancestral know-how is transmitted from mothers to girls and the objects have kept simple forms with basic and very geometrical decorations. Some other places, the technique evolved at the contact of Roman, Christian, Muslim, Turkish, Persian, Italian and Punic civilizations. From the oil lamp or the ancestral amphora, the pottery evolved towards utilitarian or decorative objects while taking varied colors and forms.

The machmoum


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