Jerba
Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions
 
 


The museum is established in an old sanctuary devoted to the holy man, Sidi Zitouni. Built in the local architectural style, surmounted by cupolas covered with green glazed tiles, with carved stucco and ceramic tiles facing the walls and paved with ancient terracotta tiles, this “zawiya” contains collections of craft objects for which the island is famed, and that for centuries constituted its main manufacturing wealth in textiles, jewellery, pottery and woodwork.

The fine collection of Jerbian traditional costumes as well as the collection of Jerbain Jewish and Moslem jewellery is particularly noteworthy.

A potter’s workshop has been reconstructed in an ancillary room with all its equipment: wheel, tools etc. as well as a precious collection of terracotta objects. In 2006 the premises are scheduled for extensive refurbishment.

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Djerba
- Borj Ghazi Mustapha
From 16/09 to 31/03 : 09.30 - 16.30
From 01/04 to 15/09 : 09.00 - 18.00
7 Dt
Closed on Friday
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