New Face of Traditional Crafts

08 December 2017

Launched in 2009 by Art Jameel, the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt, the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo teaches young Egyptians traditional Islamic geometry, drawing, colour harmony and arabesque studies. It offers training in ceramics, glass and gypsum, metalwork and woodwork.

Its third Alumni Exhibition organised in collaboration with ARCHiNOS opened in the MASQ: Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey on 8 December 2017.

A ‘Sultan’s Fair’ where traditional craftspeople presented their work offered the visitors an opportunity of seeing traditional crafts approached from different angles. In addition to products of locally practiced crafts, the ENID / el-Nidaa foundation presented works of artisans from Upper Egypt.

The exhibition remains open until 13 December 2017 from 10 AM till 5 PM

Photograph: among the exhibits, the openwork pattern on the brass lampshade repeats the carved decoration on the stone dome over the tomb of Sultan Qaitbey.

Tree planting in the Qaitbey's area of the City of the Dead