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 A small farming village, mainly fishermen established at the base of a mountain which advances in the Mediterranean in a very exotic cape, RAFRAF, is part of a dozen villages situated in the Western Coast of Tunisia, resided by descendents of Muslims of Andalusia, chased out of Spain by « Isabella la Cattolica » (Catholic Isabel) in 1942.

These populations have brought with them from the rich Andalusia, to Raf Raf and to other villages, a know-how in the hydraulic field, farming, architecture, crafts, tissue and cotton, and other manufacturing professions. Rafraf is celebrated in the Country of Tunisia for :

- farming (grapes, of Raf Raf, a variety of very sweet grapes, as well as « the pear of Raf Raf, red and yellow »)
- high couture, industry managed in big part by local housewives, producing new designs of wedding bags very appreciated in the rest of the Country
- bird cage crafting, an industry run by young artisans, mainly by men workers

Rafraf is located by the « Ichckeul Lake » recognized by the UNESCO as a « patrimoine mondial » due to the site role as Winter Destination for a variety of birds avoiding the European cold. It has been lately observed that bird species all the way from Siberia fly to « Lake Ichckeul » in European winter time.

In Raf Raf, tradition is that every house has one or more bird cages for canary bird as ornament, and the first voices of the morning consisted of the village’s alarm a clock. Coffee shops, different artisans, barber shops … had also the tradition of having a bird cage with a canary at the work place, until the radio has been invented.
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Massoudi, at 28, has already 15 years of experience in manufacturing bird cages. Already since elementary school, he helped his father at the « bottega » ... Tell me More
About Raf-Raf
A small farming village, mainly fishermen established at the base of a mountain which advances in the Mediterranean in a very exotic cape, RafRaf ... Tell me More
About Tunisia
Tunisia's feathered population is impressive, with more than 200 bird species on record. Sightings include migrating storks, hawks and eagles in spring and autumn ... Tell me More
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