In this small workshop in a narrow alleyway of the Medina, the old town of Tunis, makers of chechias rub red felt with a large metal brush until it is covered in small flecks of red wool. Chechia is a traditional round felt hat that is worn, mostly by old men, in the winter 

These men are two of 90% of craftsmen in a street full of hatmakers who have inherited the business from their forefathers.Most workshops are located near the heart of the labyrinthine old city near the Al Zitouna mosque, one of the most revered and largest places of worship Tunis.