Traditionally blue, cast iron grills provide lining for windows and air vents for kitchens and bathrooms. Their interlacing metal designs create a stark contrast with the sobriety of the whitewashed façades. Designed to embellish homes and preserve the intimacy of the people, the cast iron grills are reminiscent of the mashrabiyas of the Arabo-Andalusian tradition, sculpted wood panels that allowed women to see onto the street without being seen.
Like studded wooden doors, wrought iron grates are typical of Tunisian architecture.© Easyvoyage.com
Wrought iron grates are used as much for decorating houses as they are for privacy.© MATTES Rene
Wrought iron grates are not Mashrabiyas, which are typical of Eastern architecture.© MATTES Rene
Grates may abound on the façades of Tunisian houses, but their origins are Andalusian and Moroccan.© Easyvoyage.com
Wrought iron grates are usually made in the shapes of a C or an S.© Easyvoyage.com