Islamic Art museum in Bourghiba’s house in Tunisia is a rare gem

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2016


Some of the treasures at the Museum of Islamic Art in Raqqada near Kairouan in central Tunisia. A copy of the mihrab in the Great Mosque.                 Afghlabid pottery. Note the unusual green.               A Fatimid pitcher.           … Continue reading “Islamic Art museum in Bourghiba’s house in Tunisia is a rare gem”

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In Kairouan, Tunisia, north Africa’s only manuscript restoration workshop

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2016


The Museum of Islamic Art in Raqqada near Kairouan in central Tunisia is a truly remarkable place. It was gifted to the nation by Habib Bourguiba, the newly independent country’s first president, who ruled for 30 years. Here’s the rather grand conference room. I’ll expound more fully on the Museum’s treasures in a subsequent blog. … Continue reading “In Kairouan, Tunisia, north Africa’s only manuscript restoration workshop”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK