National Geographic : 1924 Apr
by Gervais THE SOUKS, OR COVERED SHOPS, OF TUNIS Each craft in Tunis has its own street, and the best guide through the mazes of this covered world is one's nose, as the city is notorious for its smells. From some of the provinces of Tunisia many aromatic herbs and fragrant flowers come to tempt the perfumer to the perfection of his art in the Souk el Attarine, or Street of Perfumes. THE HAT AND LEATHER SHOP OFATUNISIAN MERCHANT Saddlery and leather embroidery aretwo ofthemost important indus tries of this part of northern Africa. The craftsmen turn outgorgeous high-backed crimson saddles with mountings inbrass tocatch thefancy of the expert horseman, and fascinating bags, cardcases, belts, and rug straps to please the impressionable tourist.