Traditional Crafts of Egypt

ISBN-10: 9774167538
ISBN-13: 9789774167539
Authors: Menha el-Batraoui, Nabil Shawkat, Mandy McClure
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Many traditional crafts practiced in contemporary Egypt can be traced back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Scenes inscribed on the walls of ancient temples and tombs depict the earliest Egyptians making pottery and papyrus and working with stone, wood, and other materials. The eleven chapters of this volume explore these and other crafts that continue to flourish in Egypt. From copper and glass works to jewelry, woodwork, and hand-woven carpets and fabric, each chapter offers an in-depth look at one material or craft and the artisans who keep its traditions alive.The authors, drawing on historical sources and documentary research, sketch the evolution of each craft, looking into its…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: American University in Cairo Press Number of pages: 316 Dimensions: 9.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall Weight: 3.388 lbs. Language: English