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Egypt Handicrafts
Egypt Handicrafts

In Egypt, many handicrafts have been handed down from one generation to the next, bearing the genetic imprint of creativity, accuracy and mastery. And still a sign of human creativity with his hands.

The handicrafts and traditional industries occupy a creative space in the Egyptian heritage in which the manufacturer relies on his individual mental and manual skills. This is done using the raw materials available in the local natural environment.

Some of Egyptian handicrafts:

Egyptian Handicrafts - الحرف اليدوية في مصر


Al-Khayameya:

Khayameya - Egyptian Handicrafts
Khayameya - Egyptian Handicrafts

Khayameya is a handicraft that reflects the creativity of the manufacturer. It is a traditional craft passed on for generations. It relies on the arts and crafts of tentmakers for its designs and embroideries. Khayami usually designs his design with the pharaonic lotus flower to mix what is pharaonic with what is Islamic to demonstrate the longevity of the Egyptian civilization extending to the roots of history.


The Art of Tele:

The Art of Tele - Egyptian Handicrafts
The Art of Tele - Egyptian Handicrafts

Egyptian embroidery that uses silver or golden shiny metal thread that women in Upper Egypt used to embroider since the 18th century, as this type of embroidery was used to decorate the women’s sashes and bride veils at the wedding according to the traditions that prevailed there. The thread was actually made of slices of real gold and silver, but now it is made of copper threads coated with gold and silver.


Egyptian Carpet:

Egyptian Carpet - Egyptian Handicrafts
Egyptian Carpet - Egyptian Handicrafts

Carpet making and hand-knitting is a craft that has been inherited from skilled old generations and is famous for its meticulous craftsmanship and knot skill. Hand-made carpets are characterized by durability, accuracy and beauty in appearance. High-quality Egyptian wool is used in the manufacture of handmade carpets in Egypt. One of its types is Al-Qashqaki, which is distinguished by its fine details, and Shirazi is distinguished by its distinctive graphics. The Aubusson rugs are derived from knitted and distinguished by their soft texture, lint-free, and multi-colours.



Papyrus:

Papyrus - Egyptian Handicrafts
Papyrus - Egyptian Handicrafts

The ancient Egyptians were the first to use papyrus made from the papyrus plant, which was frequently cultivated in northern Egypt in the Delta. The inscriptions indicate the Egyptian temples that represent forms of this plant, and the Pharaonic documents written on papyrus papers confirm Egypt's knowledge of this plant since the dawn of history.



Seashell Inlays:

Seashell Inlays - Egyptian Handicrafts
Seashell Inlays - Egyptian Handicrafts

The art of inlays is installing selected materials in a place engraved on a wooden surface, to embellish them with certain motifs. Among the most important materials used in inlaying seashells, copper, silver and precious woods such as ebony and redwood.


Blown Glass Industry:

Blown Glass Industry - Egyptian Handicrafts
Blown Glass Industry - Egyptian Handicrafts

The industry of blowing glass is an old traditional handicraft that dates back to the age of the Pharaohs. It is a delicate profession that relies on art, skill and craftsmanship and produces a glass of various colours and shapes.



Copper Engraving:

Copper Engraving - Egyptian Handicrafts
Copper Engraving - Egyptian Handicrafts

The art of engraving on copper is one of the most prominent oriental arts, and it is a craft that is part of Islamic art, which is considered one of the most wonderful arts known to mankind. Where she gained this role because of the splendour of the elements that depended on her richness and the multiplicity of patterns, and the craft of engraving on copper was not limited to decorating the buildings only, but went beyond them to decorate all the daily needs.


Egyptian Handmade, Carpet
Egyptian Handmade, Carpet



Egyptian Handmade, Accessories
Egyptian Handmade, Accessories 



Egyptian Handmade, Accessories
Egyptian Handmade, Accessories 




The handicraft decorated with reliefs still finds those who prefer it and particularly attract foreign tourists who seek to acquire some of the magic of the East and return to their country loaded with the popular industries that link them with its world.
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