Heritage

Wrote by: Hanaa Kamal - Translated by: Shireen Medhat- Photography by: Mariam Gamal 27 Mar

"Handmade carpets".. Egyptian heritage threatened with extinction

"My daughter 3 handmade pieces with seal holder her dowry.. And don`t forget write them her name".. Long time ago, specifically in the late 19th and early 20th century, never marriage without that phrase. Throughout the centuries, handmade carpet was dowry for pride, it was habit in

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Written by: Yasmin Emad 02 Mar

"Tahtib".. Pharaonic Martial Art Turned into a Folk Dance

In Upper Egypt, we always hear the words, "It is a passion. We cannot do without in weddings and celebrations". Even children stand aside, making a circle, with two children in the center playing the game, which is described as "passion", with a stick called "Mahabba"

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Written By: Yasmin Emad 02 Mar

“Aragouz (Egyptian Puppet)”.. Created by Ancient Egyptians to Address Kings

The dialogue between el-Aragouz (puppet) and el-Omda (mayor) in the Egyptian puppet operetta, el-Leila el-Kebira (The Grand Night), written by Salah Jahin and composed by Sayed Mekawy, describes the celebration of the moulid in Egypt perfectly, via various puppets made by the artist Nagy Shaker,

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Written By: Yasmin Emad - Hana Kamal - Photos by: Eslam Quotb 02 Mar

“Egyptian Arabesque”.. Jewel of Islamic Art at Risk of Evanescence

“Jewel of Arts”.. as was dubbed by scholars of geometric art and traditional craftsmen to describe those ornaments, which adorned all windows and doors in Egypt’s cities and towns. Even lanes and alleys in slums, where mashrabiyas, gates, and even sitting rooms, were adorned by

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Translated by: heba tariq - Photo by Norhan Al-fayyed 20 Feb

Ashraf Nola: A Nubian man with golden magical fingers who engraves his ancestors legacy by hands

Once you step in Gharb sehail village, you feel like you go through a time machine and you pass to another world. A whole new world of authenticity and honorable lineage, Which resembles the ambience of ancient history, A history of ancestors whose descendants vowed to save it in the heart. In

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