Souk El Leffa
: سوق اللَفة
), also called Souk of Djerbians, is one of the souks
of the medina of Tunis
. It is called as such because it was mainly occupied by merchants from the Tunisian island of Djerba
A metallic sign indicating Souk El Leffa
An old image of the souk
Its construction was initiated by Yusuf Dey
in the first half of the 17th century
as part of an architectural complex resulting in an urban rehabilitation of 200 meters between the Al-Zaytuna Mosque and the kasbah
It is famous for its wool
products trading thanks to merchants from the island of Djerba
who mainly trade wool woven products from their island and surrounding regions, especially Gafsa
Some craftsmen also weave sefseri
at this souk.
The souk is covered with barrel vaults made of bricks, with small openings which bring light and ventilation. At this souk, shops are raised about a meter in height by means of plates, which allows visitors and buyers to communicate better with merchants and to observe their goods.
This souk is known to be calm comparing to other souks of Tunis.
Notes and references
- ^ a b c d e "Souk El Leffa". tunisiepromo.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- ^ Ahmed Saadaoui (2010), Tunis, ville ottomane : trois siècles d'urbanisme et d'architecture, Tunis: Centre de publication universitaire, p. 24, ISBN 978-9973-37-023-5
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