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Patchwork or "pieced work" is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns built up with different fabric shapes (which can be different colors). These shapes are carefully measured and cut, making them easy to piece together.. The earliest tangible evidence of patchwork is found in Egypt as long ago as the time of the Pharaohs. The Museum of Cairo claims to have a piece that is made from gazelle hide and composed of beautifully colored pieces, and served as a canopy for an Egyptian queen about 960 b.c. AM International Trade designs and exports patchwork in cushions, throws, runners, placemats and table cloths in various colours and patterns. Each piece is unique and is 100% handmade in Egypt by skilled craftsman who learned the art of appliqué patchwork through generations. We perform different patchwork styles as Christmas, Arabic, Islamic, Pharaohs, Roman, Lotus, Birds, and Fish style.

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Tally Art is the link of beauty, utility, hobby and life December 11, 2013

Tally  is a folk art comes from the sources of ancient culture through thousands of years, connected to its tradition, habits, and ideals. It is a special form of embroidery made with silver or gold threads. The artisan makes one stitch at a time, then cuts the thread off and moves to the next stitch. This … Continue reading Tally Art is the link of beauty, utility, hobby and life

Patchwork ( khayameya) between the past and future December 11, 2013

Patchwork ( Khayameya )  craft is a unique art, which started in the Pharaohic era and flourished after the Islamic conquest. Khayameya is a fine decorative textile, famous for its durability as it is made of thick Tiel “Kenaf” cloth. Egyptians used Khayameya in the past to create shelter tents, which protected them from the sun … Continue reading Patchwork ( khayameya) between the past and future

wool kilim and the role of woman December 11, 2013

The beautiful works of  kilim, Rugs, Carpets & Tapestry  hand loom products are attributed to the Egyptian women. Many of the girls and housewives of the countryside produce these beautiful and colorful rugs, carpets and tapestry. They produce them through instinct and creativity which was passed along from mother to daughter through thousands of years … Continue reading wool kilim and the role of woman