Dar Essid Museum (En)

By Zaher Kammoun

Dar Essid, once home to a Sousse official is a typical example of traditional middle class Sousse house.

Musée Dar Essid

Musée Dar Essid

Behind the entrance door, you will find a large hallway designed to preserve the privacy of the women living in the house. This hallway opens onto a courtyard with walls richly carpeted with tilling.

Musée Dar Essid

Musée Dar Essid

Three bedrooms open onto this courtyard: two ordinary ones opposite and on the left and a third majestic one preceded by an impressive doorway, on the right. Each bedroom is layed out like a small, more or less self contained apartment with sitting room and alcoves.

Musée Dar Essid

Musée Dar Essid

The whole house is richly furnished with the traditional manner.

Sources:

  • The official document of the museum
  • Sousse, l’antique Hadrumetum, Néji Djelloul

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