Tentmakers of Cairo
The Tentmakers of Cairo sustain a spectacular aspect of Egypt's living heritage. Their ancestors made the majestic traveling tents of the Ottoman Empire, and today they produce intricate textile artworks that are unique to Egypt. These are called Khayamiya, or Egyptian Tentmaker Applique.
The tentmakers work in the Street of the Tentmakers, Chareh el Khiamiah, in Old Islamic Cairo, Egypt.