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At this small shop you get exclusive silk from the area. From scarves to dresses you can buy everything and the owner Marie Aries will even tailor it to your needs.


Souk means market in Arabic, and you should definitely visit one of them in Houmt Souk, which is the island’s capital. Everything between heaven and earth is sold here. Goods from tools to raw meat are common sights. The market is one of the few places where you see the female population. It is only men that are visible at the cafés and around the smaller villages. The villages have local craftsmen, these include pottery and ceramics, carpets, baskets and leather goods to name but a few. The richness of olive wood is shown to good effect in the carved bowls, kitchen utensils and even in jewellery items.