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Gabes



Gabes
Introduction

1. Around the sea oasis

2. Basket market

3. Crowded fishing port

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GABES
Basket market
Gabes, Tunisia


Gabes, Tunisia

Baskets are a local product of Gabes, clearly reflected in the many variations for sale in the market area in the modern town. Few of them are designed for tourist purposes — Gabes doesn't see the large numbers of foreign visitors — which make them more of a true souvenir. And you might even well use your basket for carrying other souvenirs through the rest of your trip.
Gabes is also well known for its henna, the colour paste used by mainly women to create temporary tatoos. In ancient times, silk was made here, making the city's name then, Tacape, famous.




By Tore Kjeilen