Egyptian Khayamiya Applique @ Peaceable Kingdom

The Peaceable Kingdom Presents

KHAYAMIYA: Egyptian Applique Art

Applique is the needlework technique of ‘applying’ smaller pieces of fabric in patterns or representational scenes onto a larger piece.  It was used in ancient Egypt probably more than 3300 years ago (cited in Tutankhamun’s tomb). It developed into an art form to decorate nomadic tents (Khaya means tent in Arabic) across North Africa into the Middle East and used by many cultures over the centuries.

Now it is produced by men in Cairo and is again claiming attention as Egyptian Khayamiya.  Dynamic patterns explode in color and vibrancy. The artists cater to tourists in the forms of  bedspreads, wall hangings and cushion covers.

The exhibit includes wall hangings and cushion covers.

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