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  • Alabaster Artisans Lxuor

    From:Luxor

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    Qurna, an ancient village perched on the hilltops on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, straddles the honeycomb of rock-carved, New Kingdom tombs of the nobles. A stay in the village is an experience for any traveller interested in history, fact and folklore. Alabaster industry is one of the unique Egyptian crafts that developed and sustained through the sequential generations since ancient Egyptians. It represents the major source of income for many artisans working mainly in the west of Luxor. Yellow limestone, black granite, basalt, marble and the national marmar are the most prominent materials used in this craft, brought from the mountainous region in “Qurna village” located at the west bank of Luxor, where the artisans live besides the temples and ancient civilization symbols to produce Pharaonic antiques fascinating tourists from different worldwide nations.

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  • Pyrex Glass Artisans

    From:El Hussein & El Darasa

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    The Egyptians probably did not invent man made glass, but they did adapt this technology early on for their own uses. Initially, it seems that the first examples of man-made glass from Mesopotamia and Egypt were beads dating from the 3rd millennium BC. Blown glass vessels were created by sticking a piece of molten glass onto one end of a blowpipe and through the other end introducing pressurized air into the pipe. This was done by blowing. Decorations were added by pinching the hot glass, adding handles or other features to it like strands of differently colored glass which could then be pinched to change simple straight patterns into more intricate ones. The type of glass perfume bottles we see today in Egypt are, however, a more modern art, probably having been made since the beginning of the 19th century. That was when a resurgence in the art form of glass took place.The techniques are now handed down from generation to generation, usually from father to son, as the profession is mainly limited to men. Today, these bottles are most numerous in the famous Khan el-Khalili market, where one may find every shape, size, color and ornamentation of such bottles. Of course, they are also available in almost every location one might find tourists in Egypt. However, most of the glass factories are located in Shobra el-Khema, though there are others right in the Khan el-Khalili and elsewhere. If one is visiting Egypt, it is not difficult to visit one of these factories, and in fact it is sometimes hard not to, as vendors will sometimes insistently beg one to do so. The artist begins by firing the glass and shaping the various pieces of the perfume bottle. In some instances, several artists may in fact work on the same perfume bottle each blowing a different part of the design. The fire, which heats the glass to a very high temperature of 1000 C using pressurized oxygen, makes the glass very flexible. At this point, the glass is almost liquid. source and image link : http://bit.ly/2gVTGJE source: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/perfume.htm

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  • Dakhla Oasis Artisans

    From:Dakhla Oases

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    Dakhla Oasis (Egyptian Arabic: الداخلة‎‎ El Daḵla ), translates to the inner oasis, is one of the seven oases of Egypt's Western Desert. Dakhla Oasis lies in the New Valley Governorate, 350 km from the Nile and between the oases of Farafra and Kharga.  Having considerable amounts of underground water, El Dakhla was the capital of the Oasis region during the Pharaonic period. Today, El Dakhla is one of the most wonderful oases in Egypt with many remarkable monuments, natural scenery, and a large collection of Bedouin handicrafts being sold around the oasis. the Dakhla Oasis is considered to be one of the most attractive oases in Egypt. The oasis boasts over 500 hot springs, including Bir Tarfawi and Bir Al-Gebel Hot Spring, as well as charming mud-brick housing and ruins in the medieval town and village of Al-Qasr and Balat. Dakhla is organized around the main town of Mut, a settlement that dates back to pharaonic times. Although Mut has evolved into a modern touristic hub, you can still see today the remnants of the old town. Stroll along the narrow streets and alleyways of the old town with a guide, haggle with local traders or go cycling in Mut and tour the area at your own pace. Of the most famous character, which is famous for its women Dakhla, wicker palm symbols restricted to women only in their homes. It is a leaf growing on both sides of the alarming palm leaves, ranging in length from 20-40 cm, and to get it is performed vaccinations and annual pruning of palm trees, between March and April. And wicker products industry relies on the white wicker ores and green, white Vakhaws maker of home-use products, and the green is used in their own farm work and construction products industry. The braids are weaving wicker by metal needle called "obelisk",  The ceramics and pottery traditions and traditional occupations that her famous oases people of the new and the valley since ancient times as well, and frequented by tourists from all over the world for the acquisition of those with artistic value manufactures, and most famous area for this craft is the Kharga Oasis Village and Islamic palace incoming center, where Fakhura famous village which is so named because it is a great center for pottery and its products known for the people of the village palace. The date of the pottery and porcelain industry oases to antiquity either Romania or Pharaonic. Also one of the most popular character in Dakhla, to find the ladies in their homes, and men older, practicing wool yarn Palmghazl wooden hand, to produce wool yarn, which is used in Acharz industry, a winter clothing, as the robe made of handmade wool, a folk costume for men. And the villages that have mastered this weave wool, Alepeshnda village, which is an affiliate of the Center tile oases, to become one of the most productive areas for carpets and kilims manual, where the craft has evolved in the village over the five decades Then decorated using cotton and silk threads, and sometimes bars cloth, and take the decorations of paramount importance at the same link occasions festive products such as wedding ceremonies of Ashura occasions, and these products are involved in the celebration of marriage, "Hadovh meat," circuit Asha, spraying the bride and Alngosaih. It wicker products for home use: Alibdarh, a cone-shaped container used to save the wheat, Alngosaih, a smaller volume of Alibdarh, In Dakhla, you can also indulge in total luxury and relaxation at Al Tarfa Luxury Lodge and Spa, a desert sanctuary dedicated to wellbeing and opulence. At the centre of the oasis lies the town of Mut, named after the god Amun's consort, settled since Pharaonic times. Now a modern Egyptian town of squat block concrete buildings, it has decent facilities and makes the most convenient base for travellers. You will, however, have a richer experience of Dakhla by staying in or around Al-Qasr. Mut’s slumping old town remnants and the proximity of the palm groves help to give it a touch of charm – though only a touch.

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  • Papyrus Crafts

    From:Sharkia Gov.

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    Qramous village , the famous vilage in Delta egypt for make papyrus paper, by more than 30 years know anything about a papyrus did not think of cultivation and processing, but by chance alone are led to be months and only in Egypt that do. «Adil Abdul Salam» One of the villagers said that the credit for the spread of cultivation and industry is due to «Anas Mustafa» one of her sons and works fine artists, watch papyrus planted somewhere in Cairo, the thought of cultivation, did not expect to be feasible especially when they were surprised that he was wanted because of for being a popular tourist commodity, and began to expand its cultivation and even established a workshop for manufactured even spread to the whole village. The word papyrus refers both to the writing support invented by the ancient Egyptians (35.9.19a–e), and the plant from which they made this material. An excavation of a tomb at Saqqara discovered the earliest known roll of papyrus, dated to around 2900 B.C., and papyrus continued to be used until the eleventh century A.D. even as paper, invented in China became the most popular writing material for the Arab world around the eighth century A.D. In ancient Egypt, texts could be written on papyrus in hieroglyphs hieratic script, or demotic script, and later papyrus was used in Greek, Coptic, Latin, Aramaic, and Arabic documents. With minor variations, the papyrus roll was produced essentially the same way throughout its approximately 4,000-year history. In addition to its function as a material for writing, papyrus was used in rope, basketry, sandals, and other everyday items. The botanical name for the papyrus plant is Cyperus papyrus, denoting that it belongs in the large Cyperaceae family of sedge plants. Although today the plant no longer grows in the  Egyptian Nile Valley , it is generally accepted that during antiquity it was common and indigenous to the area. While papyrus grew wild along the Nile, the possibility that it also may have been cultivated for use in papermaking has been explored but remains an open question. "Most papyrus art sold today comes from small workshops and factories based in the eastern governorate of Al Sharkia, 83 kilometres from Cairo. That was the source of papyrus even at the times of the pharaohs,". Genuine papyrus, made from the ‘Cyperus plant', has its fibres in cross hatches [it is visible when you hold it up to the light]. Fake papyrus is made from banana leaf or sugar cane and is extremely brittle and deteriorates rapidly." Today's procedures are similar to what Egyptians used to do more than 3,000 years ago. The manufacturing process starts with stripping off the papyrus plant's green outer layer, then cutting the pith into thin strips, laying the strips in an interlaced grid pattern and pressing hard using a warmed press before soaking them in water for six days to get rid of the white colour. They are then soaked for ten more days to lend them a more brownish colour," source: http://www.metmuseum.org/ , http://gulfnews.com/the-sacred-art-of-papyrus-1.756756

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  • Nubia Women Community

    From:Aswan/ Nubia

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    Nubians lovers of heritage, arts and crafts, professions and many developers for the character they own, and crossing through which the beauty of the great Nubia and their customs and traditions and the great heritage which dates back to the era of the Pharaohs authentic. Nubian women since ancient times known as exercising daily for some distinctive handicrafts. It adopted so totally dependent on local resources that largesse of the Nubian region by the source of those resources are agricultural crops and trees that exist in the region as well as other natural sources such as clay mud, which made him an honorary Pots and some limestone and non-calcareous stones that go one way or the other in some manufactures hand. The agricultural crops and trees, the palm tree come in the forefront as human Nubian depends on the Palm in his daily life, depending almost essential, Nubian women marked with the letter colored wicker and called on the workers wicker craft industry Name (Akhawash) craft items wicker often carried out by women, and is transmitted by heredity. Where the mother is keen to teach her daughter the assets of the craft, and in some communities men share with women, especially in the large manufacturing baskets. The wicker dye different colors are available at shops Perfumery and dyeing usually begins to boil water in a large bowl and set the dye is then required to drop the desired colored wicker and leave for 5 minutes then lifted from the water and placed in the shade to dry. The milky white wicker or are such that acquires this color due to exposure to the sun for a limited period of time with evaporated. When wicker manufacturing has to be soaked in warm water to soften even easier, whether wicker Normal or colored assortment because dyeing to Atzul water and then lubricate wicker begins manufacturing work long pigtail and different display plexus by production type and the greater the supply, the number of wicker used papers and has become the industry harder and after Spit-making wicker is formed by product to be workmanship and often are using a broad and long needle (made when mourning specially for this purpose) and thread may be sometimes of wool to decorate I have for often be wicker palm dome, where a resilient References: Khaald Abdul Majid: Specialized studies in the Nubian crafts

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  • Buffalo Horn Crafts Artisans

    From:El Beheira

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    Haji Abdullah is one of the simple farmers in the Nile Delta region. He comes from a small village called Abadia on the outskirts of Damanhur, a historical and cultural Egyptian city—Damanhur’s name was etched into the history of Egypt from ancient times till the present day. His village house lies amid the extensive agricultural land of the Delta, where the endless landscape of the Egyptian countryside, and is close to Rashid branch of the Nile River. In the fifties, Haji Abdullah started his early life as a simple farmer; he dreamed of Egypt like every other young farmer and grazed his family’s buffalo daily in the field. The buffalo’s milk was the only way he knew for livelihood. He used to participate in the activities of the Egyptian Federation of Cooperatives established by Gamal Abdel Nasser in the sixties. Afterwards, he started learning some crafts and chose the most interesting one, yet certainly the hardest. He knew its origin dates back to the Pharaonic era, where the Pharaohs used the remaining horns of buffalos and animals to make ornaments and decorative instruments. And since he had learnt a craft and discovered other uses for buffalos besides milk, he established his small workshop for buffalo horn crafts and accessories on the roof of his house. Now in 2017 and after more than 45 years, when you visit his workshop you’ll find as it is, a small corner on the top of his village house, with a thatched roof. It was turned into a school for buffalo horn crafts when his three sons and some youth joined the workshop to learn and take part in production and innovation with Haji Abdullah. Haji Abdullah says “The buffalo horn in its typical form is just an ordinary material in your hand; the creativity is in how you look at it and from which angle to craft your idea and your piece of art. It seems to me that I need to shape the whole of Egypt, its heritage and history, by the use of this raw material.” Despite his age of 70, Haji Abdullah still dreams for Egypt and his offspring, and dreams of documenting the heritage of his ancestors. He keeps on looking after his buffalo and his land every morning like the millions of farmers in Upper Egypt and Delta region.

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  • M.Fawzy - Samar arts

    From:El Beheira

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    Traditional limited trading handmade from local plants has become a rarity, his appearance on the art galleries and tourist areas is limited, although it poses colored wool yarn from the strength and style of a different industry limited, accounting for its design and its finished products art pieces exquisite, emulate hand artist immersed, saves workmanship heritage of transience and Livni Oawamh developer again where, Vtkll his penile title Aziz, close to his heart, «limited only wool-maker in Egypt». The story begins from the backyard of a country house is simple, familiar residents Alobaadih village of the city of Damanhour Beheira, Iqtzmh man Lent with his wife, not separated by only a wall of crumbling bricks, bake the wife on his right foods of her three sons, while sitting on his left surrounded by paintings art exclusively ended and strings of wool hanging from a carton lies the successor, Mohammed Fawzi, supervisor of one of the orphanages voluntarily, and the maker of the manual a few who inherited his profession from father to son, Vohdah much semi-permanent seat of the highest Noel exclusively installed the floor of clay potted and Mallawi, where he spends most of the day hours. Capture his hands one sticks plant «mulatto» wet basic -vh industry mats Aledoa- Vinsjha accurately and quickly pinpoint, thread taut cotton between the ends of the horizontal loom, and soon to inflict threads of wool, passed gracefully between cotton back and forth, creating a colorful prominent stitches, Ebagtha a powerful blow from a wooden piece called «racket» to create a new line of his portrait. According to the novel Journeyman about the evolution of his craft, rarity were not one of the industry attributes several decades ago, where «resulted in abundant plant mulatto» automatic and development on the banks of the Nile to the popularity of the craft and handed down through the generations, as well as the exchange of the different governorates and villages produced naturally limited to, describes «Fawzi» the impact of his craft golden era, saying Like other employers handicrafts, saturation exclusively maker Buhairi the secrets of his craft adjacent to his father, and trainees in his hands, refers to a small «Yassin» -mak which did not exceed the fourth of age, saying: «I might Yassin CDA we sit right hand paternally we're working, I'm working something wrong Abtunai .. in the year to some extent Atalmt. » However, the story «Fawzi» did not stop at the barrier of his inheritance to craft rare, with the beginning of the new millennium joined shows productive family hope in the distribution and marketing of its production, but over the years, with the end of the last decade, has received a proposal from the director of one of the opposition, Helmy Abdel Dayem, the introduction of a hero new to the scene a few traditional industry, and was the beginning of use of wool

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  • RUGS ARTISANS

    From:El Beheira

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    City of Fuwa Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, an Egyptian castles famous for «kilims and manual carpet» the «traditional loom», where he works 80% of the children in this industry produces about 75% of Egypt's production total of kilims and carpets, and the most famous city in the world in the industry, but is currently experiencing a significant recession due to the deterioration of tourist activity. Fuwa name of the city in northern Egypt rarely unknown to one of the interested metalwork and crafts in the world, especially those concerned industries Alpoplan kilims and carpets On land, about 70 per cent of Egypt's production of these handicrafts are manufactured. Mostly intended for export to various parts of the world due to its quality. It also is rare to find among people unaware of the secrets of the craft, which inherited down from generation to generation since the time of the Pharaohs what makes people boast that they are out of handmade carpets industry, and that every piece of it is an important part of the place where Luster placed enjoys being independent spontaneously. It also reflects the taste of its owner, and that the testimony of their products and markets and international exhibitions is not like any other piece of decor must find its proper place in order to be consistent with other pieces of furniture The industry has rebounded again and spread on the popular level in the early thirties of the twentieth century, when one of the sons of madder returned for his expertise in this area of ​​Cairo, and he taught the boys the craft where the spread of hand looms after that those that made the Grand especially (endothelial manual), and it was in the wool processing manual in homes using hand-spinners, and after a period shift some workers to kilims industry and implementation of drawings geometric either transferred from Folklore or the environment  

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  • Gabel Elba Park's Artisans

    From:Gabel Elba Protected Area

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    Among acacia trees in Shalateen, an area in the southern stretch of the Red Sea, about 250km south of Marsa Alam, there is a small Bedouin tent made from branches of the local acacia. you can meet with Zeinab, Aisha, and Fatma — Bedouin women from the Ababda tribe — they lead a first women cooperative for train and support women working in handicrafts. “We would just gather together, a group of local women, and chat while each woman made her traditional handicrafts,” explained Aisha, while crafting her kaboota(coffee tools container) and fronds basket. “But since we received support from Gabal Elba Park, we started our first women's handicrafts initiative. It's the beginning of a revival in ancient handicraft traditions in the South Red Sea.” Zeinab added, “It was really nice to see the hand-crafted pieces made by our mothers and grandmothers in the past inspire us to produce our own new handicrafts for tourists and hope for the whole world. But we face a lot of problems. We need to travel at least 300 km every week to exhibit our crafts for tourists in some of the hotels and resorts of Marsa Alam, but each day we come back with less than 500 LE (($90). As you can imagine, 500 LE is not enough for the more than 150 women who work with us and give us their products to market and sell, we hope we can find a way to market our crafts without this daily torment.” She said that some people helped them display their products in a few showrooms in Cairo, but “they pay us very low prices and sell them for much higher. So we have to put up with the tough weekly travel to Marsa Alam to sell to tourists, who appreciate these unique handicrafts and are willing to pay a fair price. All the benefits then come straight to the women".

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  • Fadel Khaled

    From:Gabel Elba Protected Area

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    Artist Khaled Fadhel - professor - learn from the life before that learns from the school. learn from the desert and reflects the nature of creativity through creativity in his paintings. he worked as a teacher and director of the School Aburmad Southern Red Sea, inside protected mountain can and he gave to his talent, which seemed to catch drilled simple tools and burning wood appeared to innovate in the formation of panels that reflect the heritage of life there It is wonderful paintings such as shepherd to the market to fishing to falconry to a lot of art that reflect the heritage of the south and the right of each estimate

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  • Wahba Sand Arts

    From:Kharga Oasis

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    Sands are his home life, his talent and his being, wherein live on the land of the oases in the New Valley, including his drawings inspired by the most beautiful oases that fascinates people and visitors to the opposition, inside and buried his fame and talents, which exit date has not come to light. Allowahata Pentecostal artist Ahmed Wahba, was able to hire its own environment surrounding sand in the exquisite drawings in which he expressed everything in the oasis. Ahmed Wahba, 55, an Egyptian artist, was born the desert oasis of Kharga (West), love the desert and all its creations, the beauty breathtaking, and that gave him the opportunity to draw paintings sand desert reflect the culture of his hometown and roam the world countries. From nature, palms and houses colors, taking the gift of the spirit of his paintings, and I accept it visitors from inside and outside the oasis for the acquisition of his drawings. Looking in the desert valley on the different colors of sand, and Atahnha simple tools to reflect on the nature of the place to spread his work in the tourist villages in Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab. Beginning with the drawing was since childhood, and in his youth discovered Alon diverse sand that God put in nature, gradient between white, yellow and even red and brown, and had come out Vitahnha and draws it out by glue, drawing out the streets and houses and people. That his attempts for the success of the idea of ​​drawing with sand and faced many obstacles because it was aimed at drawing boards "acquired" which continues on the same quality for many years with the acquired, without falling sand or damage them. To that gift and extracted from the desert mountains of white material it adds them to the White glue used in his paintings; this article learned working to install on the drawing boards. Artist applies Younis, described Ahmed Wahba as a '' paste colors of nature '', he is an artist feels function colors its sense and his talent, and his mark no one can of artists to imitate, it is '' inspired by nature '', as he called, The Artist Salah Said, Artist and sculptor Allowahata, said that " the gift of multi-talented; it calligrapher and painter who can embody me with any position, but sand colors and painted in his own way, the summit in the extravaganza, where embody the simplicity and beauty of the desert environment". References Text: part of an article in the newspaper El Mandara and Egyptian today

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