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Dying breed: Tunisian crafts smoking pipes from briar wood

By AFP
11 February 2021   |   11:00 am
Tunisia's sole artisan pipe-maker Anis Bouchnak uses a century-old machine to carve smoking pipes from native briar wood, a craft passed down by his grandfather and father. The family workshop was established half a century ago in Tabarka, a northwestern tourist town nestled in hills that plunge toward the Mediterranean.

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