The Tunisian fouta has always been part of Tunisian’s culture. It was used by Tunisian women to go to the Turkish bath houses known as hammams. The fouta was made by Tunisian women who took the time to realize each piece by hand, and this could take more than 2 or 3 days, depending on the model and the size. Until today, the Tunisian fouta is widely used, and in many ways. It has even become an essential accessory, especially for young people.
During summer, many people use foutas as a bath towel at the pool or the beach. It can also be used as a protection for mattresses, a tablecloth or it can simply be thrown over a chair or a sofa as a decoration. Also, the fouta is very thin and light as it is made from lightweight cotton. La Berbere’s foutas are 100% made of finest quality of cotton, and are easily customizable. In fact, you can choose the size, the color, the patterns, etc.
In Tunisia, olive trees are an integral part of the Tunisian culture and cover over 4/5 of the forest area. Olives harvest generally ends in February, and after the harvest, some branches are cut by farmers, and some other trees aren’t fruitful anymore. These trees and branches are used to produce olive wood accessories.
Olive wood is highly appreciated due to its veins that give an aesthetic specificity to some kitchen utensils. Also, olive wood is very resistant, and the older the olive tree, the richer is its texture. For this specific reason, olive wood accessories are in high demand all over the world.
In Tunisia, olive wood utensils are made in small workshops by artisans. La Berbere olive wood utensils are perfect for any kitchen use. Totally made from a natural block of olive wood, these utensils are smooth and nonporous. Olive wood doesn’t retain any odor, and can be easily cleaned. Their unique design allows each peace to be at the same time useful and decorative. La Berbere olive wood provides a luxurious touch to your kitchen and brings a natural touch to your table. Every work piece is a tribute to nature and to a unique know-how.