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Ksar Ezzahra

Ksar Ezzahra

1. The inner square

2. Old men in safsaris


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Old men in safsaris
During all my travels around all of Tunisia, Ksar Ezzahra is the only place where I have seen men still using the safsari, the white cloth that older and more conservative women use when they leave the house.

Ksar Ezzahra, Tunisia

The man in the background is wearing a male safsari. The one in front is using a type of jellaba that is still in wide use among Tunisian men all over the country, even in the capital Tunis.

The safsari is like a "moral raincoat", quite similar to the shawl, but it also doubles as an effective protection against the heat of the sun.

By Tore Kjeilen