Monday, September 24, 2007

Souvenir Hunting

If you've been reading this blog a while, you know that I like the pillowcases made by the Egyptian tentmakers.

Last time I was in Cairo, I stocked up on pillowcases late one Saturday night. But now in JC, I have a coffee table that needs refinishing. Why refinish when you can buy a lovely applique cloth cover instead?

I went to the tentmaker's bazaar. Tentmaking isn't much in demand these days (outside of Ramadan times) so tentmakers sew all kinds of other cloth products.

The bazaar is across the road from Bab Zuweila and is located in a lovely covered alleyway. As far as shopping in Cairo goes, it's relaxed. Not much hard sell like at Khan El Kalili, and not crowded like the shopping malls.

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