Egypt: The world of rug art

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  • In a small village called Harraniya, located on the outskirts of Egypt’s capital Cairo, a beautiful experiment began decades ago. In 1952, Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef believed all children are artistic. He wanted to dig deeper into how to trigger their creativity. The result was a unique experiment in tapestry weaving that produced extraordinary works in the Egyptian village. These tapestries have been collected by museums and galleries across the world. Today, the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center is a place that empowers Egyptian villagers with stable incomes and provides an opportunity to showcase their talent on global platforms.

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    Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts.

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    Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.

    The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities. 

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