13 thoughts on “Doors of Tunis, Tunisia.

    1. David George Haskell Post author

      I suspect that the blue is influenced by: (1) Andalusian ceramics which used cobalt blue. These spread to Tunis and Cap Bon from Spain. (2) Desire to mirror the sea which is striking in its blue. (3) French colonials who strongly promoted the white/blue color scheme, especially in areas favored by colonists seeking scenic “local” color.

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  1. Anonymous

    How do they make the designs that many of them have — dots of metal? Very interesting collection of photos!

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    1. David George Haskell Post author

      I suspect that the blue is influenced by: (1) Andalusian ceramics which used cobalt blue. These spread to Tunis and Cap Bon from Spain. (2) Desire to mirror the sea which is striking in its blue. (3) French colonials who strongly promoted the white/blue color scheme, especially in areas favored by colonists seeking scenic “local” color.

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    1. David George Haskell Post author

      I suspect that the blue is influenced by: (1) Andalusian ceramics which used cobalt blue. These spread to Tunis and Cap Bon from Spain. (2) Desire to mirror the sea which is striking in its blue. (3) French colonials who strongly promoted the white/blue color scheme, especially in areas favored by colonists seeking scenic “local” color.

      Reply

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