Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 July 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.