a fouta story

Fouta is a multi-use towel that has been woven in Tunisia for centuries. The fouta was originally used for many different purposes in everyday life. It is as hammam towel that the fouta is best known. In a hamman, the fouta is used to cover and wrap around you when going from one room to another.



The production of foutas is local and takes place in small ateliers. They are woven with extensive knowledge and in vibrant colors. It provids a source of income for many families and contributes to developing villages economy. Whether made by hand or on semi-automatic machines, foutas are the result of a work which often involves continuing the tradition over generations.


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