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Tozeur



Tozeur
Introduction

1. Ouled el Hadef

2. Doors and interiors

3. Marabout of Sidi Aguili

4. Shopping quarters

5. El Farkous Mosque

6. Dar Cherait Museum

7. The oasis

8. Village of Bled el-Haddar

9. Marabout of Sidi Bou Lifa

10. "Paradise" zoo and gardens

11. Weird Belvedere

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TOZEUR
Doors and interiors
Tozeur, Tunisia

Bedroom of Sidi Aissa, the major holy man of the region. His home has now been turned into the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.


Tozeur, Tunisia

Tozeur, Tunisia


Tozeur is one of the best places in Tunisia to go door spotting. Styles vary a lot, and many doors are unique to this part of the country.
Note the 2 or 3 door knockers. The number reflects the family structure, but explanations vary. One says that the third knockers is added to the door when the family has its first child, or its first son. The other explanation says that the right knocker is for the men of the house, the left for the women and the lower for the children. According to this explanation, each knocker gives a different sound, the male knocker the deepest.
There is a small museum in the area, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions which is actually a holy man's mansion. Here you can look into the tiny rooms of Sidi Aissa's (lower photo), inspect decorative elements and look into old documents (in Arabic, of course). Among the latter are documents describing the manner of distributing water between the properties.




By Tore Kjeilen