has a thriving handicrafts industry. Part of the charm
of the country is the richness of its production.
From carpets to ceramics, from leather to lute making,
from pottery to glassworking to silverwork, the country
have a tremendous variety of skills that produce goods
which are sold in may other countries as well as to
such thriving industry is carpetmaking. Wool is obtained
from local sheep, goats and sometimes dromedaries
to make the carpets for which Algeria has become famous.
copperware is another specialty and was passed down
from the Ottomans. Craftsmen produce unique items
in Algiers, Constantine, Ghardaia, Tindouf and Tlemcen.
Attractive decorative lamps with multicolor glasses
can be found all over the country.
Berber silverware is extremely popular and some fine
pieces are made with semi-precious stones and coral.
Craftsmen make brooches and pendants and do enameling.
of the popular products on sale is the "rose des
sables" sand rose, which is a form of crystalline
structure that grows below desert sands and can reach
quite huge dimensions.