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The souks in Tunis medina

The souks are a real network of covered streets lined with merchants shops and artisans grouped by specialty.”Clean” Trades are located near the Zitouna mosque because they attract no nuisance by smell, noise or water use. The cloth merchants, perfumers, dried fruit merchants, booksellers and wool merchants are concerned the contrary tanners, fishmongers, blacksmiths and potters who are relegated to the périphérie27. There is thus a coded hierarchy of business: trade in fez, the perfumes, the silk weaving, upholstery, clothing manufacture, manufacture slippers, weaving, pottery and finally blacksmiths and dyers.

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