Journals Higher Education

$24.95

Paperback

Published: 17 June 2018

256 Pages | 55 illus. incl. 30 in color

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774168024


Bookseller Code (01)

The Tentmakers of Cairo

Egypt's Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft

Seif El Rashidi and Sam Bowker

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • This art history book recounts the stories of the unique and spectacular Egyptian appliqué art of tent making known as khayamiya.
  • Through historical sources and interviews with tentmakers, the authors trace the origin and aesthetics of the khayamiya textiles.
  • Covers the history of Egyptian textile art and architecture from its beginnings through the Fatimid, Mamluk, and Ottoman times to the modern day.
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