Selling this pottery is the women’s sole means of support. With the proceeds, they pay for food, schooling, and healthcare for their families. This is an entirely female enterprise. The women of Sejnene complete all stages of production, from clay extraction to firing. There are currently 65 potters in this small cooperative. These women have recently been awarded UNESCO status for their skills and the “intangible heritage” of these special techniques is being taught to a new generation.
St Elise BAZAAR was invited to be one of the first international organizations to have the pleasure of meeting the women of Sejnene when Tunisian trade opened with the United States. We are honored and pleased to carry their work and bring these exquisite pieces to you and your home.