The Tunisian youth is far away from the traditional Tunisian attires and they love to wear Western garments. However, some Tunisian families are continuing the practice to use the traditional costumes. The traditional dress of Tunisia is the symbol of the national heritage and identity of Tunisia. Tunisia is a land of diversified cultural heritage. If someone wants to see the people of Tunisia in their traditional costumes then he or she must attend the cultural festivals, ceremonies of the national importance or wedding occasions.
Modern Tunisian girls in the Western dresses ( Image : dodsmegan )
The popular traditional men’s wear is Jebba which is usually made with wool and silk. The other accessories of Jebba include; The “Farmla”, a form of vest, “Montane”, a form of coat along with thebaggy trousers.
A Tunisian man in his traditional dress ( Image : Alessandro Minciotti )
A round shaped headdress which is almost like a het is called “Chechia”, which is now confined to religious occasions and worn by few elderly men. A covering cloak which is known as “Barnous”, a long hooded woolen poncho-like coat with no sleeves, is also worn over Jebba as a symbol of pride and prestige.
A Tunisian woman wearing the ceremonial dress ( Image: kgram )
The Foutaand Blouza is double piece traditional attire for women in Tunisia which can be commonly observed in the capital city of Tunis. The Foutais a dress made of silk or cotton, which women wrap from their waists to their ankles. The Blouza is used as the attire on the bustier part of the outfit.
A Jewish Tunisian bride in her traditional wedding dress ( Photo: Magnes Museum )
The Tunisian brides usually dress up with Kesswa Tounsia. This charming wedding attire is decorated with crystal beads and rhinestones and graceful embroidery.
A Tunisian woman the traditional Scarf ( Image: Alan Shipley )
Being an Islamic country, the women of Tunis also use “Sefsari” to cover them.The unique feature of Sefsariis that it covers the whole body and it is made with white or yellow silk. The women of Tunis usually don’t cover their faces but they cover the whole body by wrapping the Sefsari around their body and over their head.
Tunisian dancer wearing the cultural costume (Image: Harold Stern)
The common traditional footwear both for the Tunisian men and women is Balgha and the Kontra which is made with leather. Balgha and Kontra is a necessary item to be used with the traditional dress of Tunisia, especially in the summer.
A jubilant Tunisian folk dancer in her traditional costume ( Image: Deniseraqs )
Women of the Lovely Planet have played the integral part in every sphere of the life of the humans around the globe. Specially in the modern era, they’ve come out strongly from the oppression and discrimination. They have proved themselves as the influential segment of their respective societies through their wisdom, dignity and grace. Today, the women are very actively performing many jobs that were beyond imagination in the past. This is the final part of the women of the lovely planet series and we’ve tried to pay tribute to them by giving them due honor and adoration.
These are the remaining images of the women from different countries of the world ;
131- A working woman from Qatar
A working woman from Qatar
132- A beautiful Romanian woman – Romania
A beautiful Romanian woman (Image: Hilde Bakering-Pilkington)
133- A pretty Russian woman from Moscow – Russia
A pretty Russian woman from Moscow (Image: Ricardo Nuno)
134- A smiling girl from Rwanda
A smiling girl from Rwanda (Image: Alex Motrenko)
135- A native girl of Saint Lucia
A native girl of Saint Lucia (Image: Alan Shipley)
136- A Samoan woman from Samoa
A Samoan woman from Samoa (Photo: Raphael Bick)
137- A graceful lady from San Marino
A graceful lady from San Marino (Image by Bootsman40)
138- A smiling woman of São Tomé and Príncipe
A smiling woman of São Tomé and Príncipe (Image: Andre Pipa)
139- A working woman from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A working woman from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
140- A local girl of Swaziland
A local girl of Sawaziland - By: Alan Shipley
141- A Scottish woman in her traditional costume – Scotland
A Scottish woman in her traditional costume (Image: Martin)
142- A smiling girl from Senegal
A smiling girl from Senegal (Image : Boudewijn Olthof )
143- A woman from Seychelles
A woman from Seychelles (Image: maapu)
144- A native girl of Sierra Leone
A native girl of Sierra Leone (Image by Lindsay Stark)
145- A woman from Singapore wearing hat
A woman from Singapore wearing hat (Image: Sean Lowcay)
146- The Slovak lady from Slovakia
The Slovak lady from Slovakia
147- A woman from Solomon Island
A woman from Solomon Island (Image: Tom Perry)
148- A Somali girl in her traditional dress from Somalia
A Somali girl in traditional dress from Somalia_(Image courtesy: whotalking.com)
149- The typical South African woman – South Africa
The typical South African woman (Image by Stephen Bess)
150- An elegant lady from South Korea
An elegant lady from South Korea (Image: John Arbouw)
151- A woman of South Sudan
A woman of South Sudan (Image by Lindsay Stark)
152- An exotic image of a Spanish girl – Spain
An exotic image of a Spanish girl - Spain (Image: Latina Power)
153- A Serb woman from Serbia
A Serbian Woman ( Image: williewonker )
154- A smiling girl of Sri Lanka
A smiling girl of Sri Lanka (Image by Hana Hettiaratchi Sklenarova)
155- A Sudanese woman – Sudan
A Sudanese woman - Sudan (Image: Marwa Rustam)
156- An indigenous woman of Suriname
An indigenous woman of Suriname (Image: Henk Nijssen)
157- A Swedish girl – Sweden
A Swedish girl - Sweden (Image courtesy:juliana-photography)
158- A Swiss girl from Switzerland
A Swiss girl from Switzerland (Image courtesy: fastfoodforthought)
159- A Syrian woman in her colorful dress – Syria
A Syrian woman in her colorful dress (Image: Alan Shipley)
160- A girl from Taiwan
A girl from Taiwan (Photo: Yueh-Hua Lee)
161- A fabulous girl of Tajikistan
A fabulous girl of Tajikistan (Image by Marusia)
162- A Tanzanian woman from Tanzania
A TANZANIAN GIRL FROM TANZANIA (Image: Eric Lafforgue )
163- A girl of Thailand
A girl of Thailand ( Image : King Of Nor )
164- A local girl from Tonga
A local girl from Tonga ( A U Jay's Image )
165- A Tunisian woman in her traditional attire – Tunisia
A Tunisian woman in her traditional attire (Image by ramiszaki)
166- A beautiful Turkish girl from Turkey
A beautiful Turkish girl from Turkey (Image: Garry Knight)
167- A girl in her traditional costume from Turkmenistan
A girl in her traditional costume from Turkmenistan (Image: dolek flickr)
168- A dancing woman of Tuvalu
A dancing woman of Tuvalu ( A U Jay's Image )
169- A woman from Uganda
A woman from Uganda ( Image: gisela gerson lohman-braun )
170- A woman with all her grace from Ukraine
A woman with all her grace from Ukraine ( Image: dbmmedia )
171- A woman of Uruguay
A woman of Uruguay (Image by Jimmy-Baikovicius )
172- A graceful girl from the USA
A graceful girl from the USA (Image : Sandy Leidholdt)
173- An Uzbek girl from Uzbekistan
An Uzbek girl from Uzbekistan (Image by Alex)
174- A girl of Venezuela in her colorful costume
A girl of Venezuela in her colorful costume (Image : powerfocusfotografie)
175- A girl of Bulgaria
A girl of Bulgaria ( Photo by Vesela )
176- A Vietnamese girl – Vietnam
A Vietnamese girl - Vietnam (Image by Lon&Queta)
177- A girl from Yemen in a lovely dress
A girl from Yemen in a lovely dress (Image : Khalid Alkainaey)
178- A Woman from Yugoslavia in Croatian Costume
A Woman from Yugoslavia in Croatian Costume (Image: Dave G. Houser/Corbis)
Tunisia got freedom from France in 1956 and the freedom movement was led by Habib Bourguiba and after the independence, he also became the first president of the Tunisian republic.
In 2011, the Tunisian republic went through an extraordinary agonizing movement. The people of Tunisia who were fed up of corruption, unemployment, nepotism and unavailability of basic health, education and food facilities gathered for their civil liberty and lodged a nationwide massive campaign. Ultimately, this all forced PresidentZine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down on 14 January 2011, after 23 years in power.
Tunisia is a constitutional republic, with a president serving as chief of state, prime minister as head of government, a bicameral legislature and a court system influenced by French civil law.
Cooking items from Tunisian Market
The economy of Tunisia is dependent upon agricultural, mining, tourism, and manufacturing sectors.
Hzem ; This swiveling and twisting hip Tunisian dance.
The Tunisian cuisine is a fabulous collection of Arabian , Turkish, French, African and Barberian tastes. Tunisia offers a “sun cuisine,” based mainly on olive oil, spices, tomatoes, seafood and meat (primarily lamb).
Tunis grilled food
The history and culture of Tunisia is an outcome of thousands of years multi-ethnic influx. With the passage of time, the land of Tunisia has observed the development of tremendous civilizations. Thus, the Tunisian people proudly offer their unique and ancient cultural heritage to the rest of the world.
Tunisia, the North African Paradise is a tourist friendly country who earns a major portion of their GDP from tourism. There are numerous spots in the country which carry ultimate tourism attraction.
Tunisia – An informative video
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One of the oldest mosques of Arab world is the Mosque of Uqba bin Nafe, situated in the ancient town of Kairouan in Tunisia. This remarkable monument is considered as the largest worship place for Muslims in North Africa. It covers an area of 9,000 square meters and UNESCO has also enlisted it as a monument of World Heritage. The Mosque of Uqba was constructed in 670 AD by Uqba Bin Nafe who was one of the companions of the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and he was also involved in the Muslim victories in this region. He was a military General and founder of Kairouan city as a military base.
The mosque was also known as the famous institute not only for the Quranic learning but also for the secular studies and attracted a large number of pupils. The Mosque of Uqba is a massive structure of a big prayer hall, large courtyard and a huge minaret. This is surely a perfect example of Islamic architecture of that time.
The circumferential walls of the whole area of the mosque are made of bricks. Though exterior view of the mosque does not carry the aesthetic attraction as it consists of a series of rough brick braces fixed for strengthening the outer walls firmly. The reason could be the cattle keep on the all sides of the outer walls. However the inner portions of the mosques are decorated with simple but impressive Islamic art. The big minaret of the mosque is square shaped and consisting of big walls and a staircase. Historians believe that the idea for its erection was derived from the Roman lighthouse of Salakta.
The prayer hall of The Mosque of Uqba is an Arabic-type hypostyle hall in which all the installed columns were brought from Roman buildings. It is covered with a wide and high ceiling. The courtyard of the mosque is having six entrances, facing northeast and southwest. The entry to the prayer hall is also from the courtyard, along with two sheltered doorways from the side. The arch is located right in the center of the Qibla wall and it was built by Abu Ibrahim Ahmed. Its unique marble work is worth seen as most of the tiles were brought from Mesopotamia.
The Uqba Mosque is deemed to be the key architecture in the North African region as it set a new trend for construction in this area. It provided the base for evolving the orthodox style of building in Africa.