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Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Shabib Ammari, an exhibition of contemporary Egyptian crafts was held in June, displaying a world of Egyptian treasures crafted by artisans, and celebrating the countrys rich cultural and artistic sceneFEATURE: RANEEM ASAD. PHOTOGRAPHY: BILAL JAREKJI
Entering a tent on a hot summer day under the scorching sun, one would not have expected to be drawn into staying for long. Yet visitors to last months Egyptian crafts bazaar were captivated by the beautiful contemporary Egyptian handicrafts and made to linger.
Organised by the Egyptian embassy, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Shabib Ammari, minister of industry and trade, the exhibition of contemporary Egyptian crafts was hosted at the Qyard in Al-Qasr Metropole Hotel. The two-day long bazaar had a plethora of Egyptian handicrafts on display. It was the second time this annual event was held.
Hand-embroidered pillow cases, Siwa Creations, www.siwacreations.com
Decorative traditional lamp,Karim Gamal, Home & Beyond
Handmade leather cases,Al-Qahira, www.alqahiracrafts.com
Serving tray,Al-Qahira, www.alqahiracrafts.com
Small boxes,Al-Qahira, www.alqahiracrafts.com
Chair with fuschia cushioning,Al-Qahira, www.alqahiracrafts.com
Pillow case with arabic writing,Shahira Fawzy, www.shahirafawzy.com
Tea time tray and glasses,Turath, www.style-treasure.com
Coasters,Karim Gamal, Home & Beyond
Multi-coloured tray, Style Treasure Signature, www.style-treasure.com
Folklore tea box,Joud, www.style-treasure.com
Painted tray,Karim Gamal, Home & Beyond
Tea box and coasters,Style Treasure Signature, www.style-treasure.com
Black pillow cushions, www.style-treasure.com
The bazaar showcased Egyptian crafts of various natures, ranging from furniture items, to textiles, to jewellery and ready-to-wear apparel. Available for purchase, each handmade item pays homage to Egyptian culture in a way that tastefully complements a variety of styles.
Despite the instability and turmoil in the country, Egyptian art continues to flourish. The items displayed at the exhibition showcased the various dynamics of the rich and vibrant culture. The beauty of the objects combined with the friendliness of the artisans contributed to the serene nature of the bazaar. From the country of ancient pyramids and hieroglyphs come an array of beautiful objects and treasures for any home. The event showcased ancient Egyptian culture through contemporary crafts in a diverse and assorted display.
Pillow cases with arabic writing,Shahira Fawzy, www.shahirafawzy.com
Printed pillow cases,Shahira Fawzy,www.shahirafawzy.com
Symbolic chair ,Al-Qahira,www.alqahiracrafts.com
Small storage box, Karim Gamal, Home & Beyond
Metal wall piece, Karim Gamal, Home & Beyond
Tray and cup with saucer set, Joud, www.style-treasure.com
Printed candles, Joud, www.style-treasure.com
Blackberry cover, Louli,www.style-treasure.com