'Men's Work' - handmade textiles from Cairo
Come and see these exquisite applique art pieces by the famous Tentmakers of Cairo. You can read about this artform here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khayamiya or better still come and be dazzled by these beuatiful pieces of art for yourself at the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted.
Called 'Men's work' as all the artists are men, these master craftsmen make their living by creating these works of art which are well known all over the world. By buying from them, you will be supporting a traditional and rare way of life.
Men's Work runs from Wed 28 May to Fri 7 June.