June 10, 2015

1648 TUNISIA (Kairouan) - A woman with sefseri

The majority (99%) of modern Tunisians are Arabized Berber or Arab-Berber, and nearly all are Muslims , so that the traditional clothing, especially that of the women, comply the strict canons of this religion. In the towns, the vast majority of young women have adopted the European style but women of a certain age, even in urban areas, often wrap a sefseri, white veil of silk or fine wool that covers the head, with a blouse and baggy pants. These figures of women wearing sefseri is engrained in the traditional culture of Tunisia as much as the blue and white houses of Sidi Bou Said.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Architecture of the City of Tozeur, about which I wrote here.

Culture of Tunisia - Wikipedia

Sender: Eunika Gos (direct swap)
Sent from Monastir (Monastir / Tunisia), on 03.09.2014

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